Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Cultural Affairs
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Weekday(s): Wednesday
Start Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
End Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

» Nrityagram Dance Ensemble & Chitrasena Dance Company


Wednesday, April 3
Dance: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble & Chitrasena Dance Company
Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is regarded worldwide as one of the foremost dance companies of India. With exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality and emotional honesty, the ensemble has earned national and international acclaim for its ability to redefine both dance and theatre, and to create and communicate with powerful imagery and captivating movement. In spring 2012, Nrityagram premiered to critical acclaim a work titled Samhara (Sanskrit: collection; practice; skill; compilation; drawing together). A collaboration between Nrityagram and the Chitrasena Dance Company from Sri Lanka, this work is an exploration of the meeting point between Nrityagrams Odissi dance and Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka. The companys New York City performances of this piece at the Joyce Theater garnered two 2012 Bessie Award nominations (Outstanding Production and Outstanding Sound Design or Composition). Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271.