Erasing Borders: Concert II
Co-presented by the Indo-American Arts Council
"... the best new arrival on this city's dance scene in the last two years..."'New York Times
Mesma S. Belsare
Parul Shah Dance Company
A favorite on NBC's Superstars of Dance, Mythili Prakash combines Sufi poetry of Rumi with verses on the Vedic sun god, Surya, in her suite of Bharatanatyam dances.
Two US premieres, one inspired by a folio of Indian paintings, the other a stark minimalist work by Mesma S. Belsare, known for her innovative Bharatanatyam choreography.
Lyrical love poems on Krishna are brought to life in the narrative work by the New York-based Parul Shah Dance Company, evoking images from Indian miniature paintings while reflecting an innovative view of the quintessential North Indian dance form Kathak.
Excerpts from Bahu-Beti-Biwi (Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife), a soloist tour-de-force combining dance, stirring vocalization, and percussive text by Sheetal Gandhi.
Ailey II performs Takademe, choreographed by Robert Battle and set to Indian rhythms'an exuberant example of the spreading influence of Indian dance and music.
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