Family Day

Rhythms of the Universe

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), c. 1000
India: Tamil Nadu, 975-1025
Bronze
31-3/4 x 24 in. (80.6 x 61.0 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Rhythms of the Universe

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teacher: Staff Educator
Type: Family Day

Shiva, one of the principal gods in Hinduism, plays many roles. He is the Lord of Dance, a devout meditator and a loving father and husband. Shiva’s cosmic dance keeps the universe in harmony through destruction, transformation and regeneration. Create and decorate a percussion instrument to make some music and dance.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–10. | No reservations needed