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The Enterprise — Elizabeth Floyd Mair
A striking pose: Ananya Dixit, left, and Kritika Roy perform a dance about the Hindu deity Lord Venkateshwara — an incarnation of Vishnu — on Nov. 16 onstage at the Hindu Cultural Center in Colonie. Bharatanatyam classical dance, said teacher Sujatha Sharath, is popular among Indian families as “their way to stay connected to our culture and make sure kids learn about our culture.” She also has some students who are not of Indian descent, she said.