Fall Festival of Indian Dance & Art Showcases Nation's Creativity
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The last date listed for 2013 Fall Festival of Indian Dance & Art was Saturday September 28, 2013 / 8:00pm (Shanta & VP Dhananjayan).
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Inspired by the Age of Enlightenment, Random Dance's multi-sensory, multimedia work Far (Flesh in the Age of Reason) features 10 incredible dancers in a project that confronts the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th century -- all set against a cutting-edging computerized pin board comprised of 3,200 LED lights. At once physical and immediate yet intensely cerebral, Far features a haunting original score by Ben Frost, a critically acclaimed Australian composer known for his post-classical electronic music. The show is created by award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor, hailed for his innovative approach to new technology and fast, articulate choreographic style. Learn More
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*Sept. 20, 8:00pm — Madhavi Mudgal Dance Company
- Madhavi Mudgal epitomizes the elegance and sophistication that are the result of blending modern sensibilities with the ancient ethos of eastern India to create the highly lyrical dance art of Odissi.
Sept. 21, 8:00pm — Sadanam Balakrishnan & Leela Samson
Sadanam Balakrishnan and Leela Samson present Urvashi, their collaborative work drawing on Kathakali and Bharata Natyam. Drawing on the myth of the nymph Urvashi, this piece depicts a scene of Urvashi bidding farewell to Pururava on the eve of her re-entering her heavenly abode.
Sept. 22, 4:00pm — Astad Deboo
Dakshina is excited to present Astad Deboo in Washington DC in a stunning evening of Solo work. Known for his masterful blend of folk, traditional, and contemporary movement styles with theater, Astad Deboo performs an evening of solo works that span the range of human emotions.
*Sept. 27, 8:00pm — Sheejith Krishna & Dancers
- Pravãha is an original dance-theatre production conceived and choreographed by Sheejith Krishna. Inspired by the rich lyricism of classical poetry on the iconic river Ganga, Kalidasa’s Meghadutam (cloud messenger), and other traditional and modern stories on the many forms of water, the work uses the historic physical, spiritual and cultural significance of water as a lens to explore the complex relationships between human beings and nature.
Sept. 28, 8:00pm — *Shanta & VP Dhananjayan
*Shanta and VP Dhananjayan are pioneers in the dance world and have created their own distinct style of Bharata Natyam rooted in tradition known for its range and depth. They have performed together for over 50 years and trained hundreds of other artistes through their dance academy “Bharata Kalanjali” in Chennai.