Free & Fun “Family ARTSventures”

Sasikala Penumarthi’s Mesmerizing Indian Dance

The CAC is gearing up for another exciting Family ARTSventures public performance!  Join us Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 pm for our “Family ARTSVentures” performance, which will enthrall all ages. Free and open to the public at the Douglas County Library at 6810 Selman Drive in Douglasville. Come be entranced by the mesmerizing tale of the animals of the forest, told through sound and movement as Sasikala tells a story through body and passion.

Sasikala will be performing “Kuchipudi,” a classical South Indian dance form known for its graceful, fluid movements and for its strong narrative and dramatic elements. Sasikala Penumarthi extensively trained as a Kuchipudi Artist under the legendary Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, Chennai, India, and moved to Atlanta in 1991. She continued her pursuits by teaching her own students, performed and produced dance dramas. Sasikala established the Academy of Kuchipudi Dance, a non-profit organization in 1997 to propagate this art into the mainstream. She teaches dance at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale, Emory University, and her own dance studio in Suwanee, Georgia.

Mark your calendars for our following Family ARTSventures including J’miah Nabawi at Dog River Library on February 15 at 1:00 pm and Ah Surely Irish Music & Dance at Douglas County Library on March 28 at 10:30 am. Follow our website @ and social media for event updates and tantalizing sneak-peaks.

Family ARTSventures is a program designed to introduce performing artists into the schools with curricula-based programs, followed by an appearance at a public event for children and adults alike to enjoy.  Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events is a team of professional performers, facilitators and teaching artists who believe in the power of rhythm to create high impact experiences and long-lasting connections!  Leading this team is Dave Holland, one of Atlanta’s most regarded figures in rhythm-based facilitation, world percussion and teaching artistry. Dave’s dedication to world culture and music has taken him around the globe to study from master performers, bringing those experiences back to the U.S. to create memorable assembly programs, workshops, and residencies.

Funding to make “Family ARTSventures” possible comes from the GreyStone Power Foundation, Georgia Council for the Arts, Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and the Douglas County School System. For more information about “Family ARTSventures” please contact the CAC at 770-949-2787 or

The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions or more information, visit