Classical South Indian Dance Co. Abhinaya's Next Generation Show
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The last date listed for Exposition of Abhinaya was Saturday August 4, 2012 / 4:00pm.
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A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
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Presented in the Bharatanatyam-style, this performance features solo portrayals by company dancers of abhinaya--the art of expression. In Indian classical dance, nritya or expressional dance is an important aspect of the dance wherein through facial expression and the stylized language of gestures; the dancer portrays stories from Indian mythology as well as the universal emotions of love, jealousy, fear, wonder, anger, grief, and compassion.
These emotions are best brought to the fore through special classical music compositions such as padams, javalis, devotional hymns (slokas) and lyrics (bhajans).
A padam is usually an expression of divine love, where the heroine (nayika) yearns for the Supreme Being (the nayaka or hero). A javali is a more light-hearted lyric in melody and verse that deals with wordly and mundane love. Devotional hymns and bhajans portray the devotees’ praise of Hindu deities through mythological episodes and pleadings to obtain the god’s blessing. In addition, heroines are portrayed expressing varied moods towards their lovers such as affection, confidence, repentance, and annoyance.
In this performance by Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, Next Generation dancers Rasika Kumar, Malavika Kumar, Anjana Dasu, Sindhu Natarajan, Yatrika Ajaya, and Lakshmi Venkatesan will each present one of the above compositions.
* The show runs approximately two hours, with no intermission.