Orchids of Manipur: Traditional Music and Dance of Manipur, India


Asia Society and Sanskriti Center present: 

Orchids of Manipur: Traditional Music and Dance of Manipur, India 

Ratan Thiyam’s Chorus Repertory Theatre Monday, March 7, 2011 

7:30 pm at Asia Society and Museum 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)

One of India’s most celebrated theater companies led by Ratan Thiyam, hailed as a “genius” by The New York Times, performs an evening of classical and folk traditions of Manipur involving music, dance and martial arts. Bordered by Bhutan, Bangladesh and Burma/Myanmar, Manipur is rich in centuries-old artistic traditions.

Thiyam’s works for Chorus Repertory Theatre are mesmerizing tapestries of rhythm, music, poetry, light, speech and color that draw on epic themes, historical figures and mythology. The Chorus Repertory Theatre of Imphal was established in April 1976 in one of the world's most isolated areas, the valley of the hill state of Manipur in northeastern India.

This New York event is a rare opportunity to see on of India’s most distinguished companies, which occupies a unique place in the world of international, contemporary theater. Co-presented by Sanskriti Center. Part of The Kennedy Center’s Maximum India festival.

The full press release is attached below.

Chorus Repertory Theater; Photo Courtesy of the Artists.