ErasingBorders2013RamaVaidyanathanErasingBorders2013NYCOn India’s Independence Day, the Indo-American Arts Council kicked off its Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance with performances in Battery Park, as part of the Battery Dance Company’s 32nd Annual Downtown Dance Festival. Rama Vaidyanathan (bottom photo) was among the performers. The Festival of Indian Dance continues with events @La Mama Studio in NYC, Aug. 16-17. For more information visit

Photographs: Stephen Wise