An Evening with NAVARASA created by SINDHOOR/NATYAVEDA/S M RAJU
- When: Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: Boston Center for the Arts (Black Box)
- Cost: $15 - $25 buy tickets
- Age limit2: All ages
WHEN: MAY 12- 13, 2018
SAT 12, 7.30PM: OPENING NIGHT
SUN 13, 3PM
WHERE: BLACK BOX AT THE BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
TICKETS: Suggested donation $25: 857-389-0273 or email@example.com
It is a fundraiser for "Dance For Everyone," a free dance training program.
ADDED VALUE: TALKBACK after performance and enjoy a lively post-show reception with the artists
SINDHOOR/NATYAVEDA - Navarasa Dance Theater is the best physical theatre out of India!
"In the Indian aesthetic discourse the audience is called: "Sahrudaya" meaning "of the same heart". I believe that audiences are our witness, supporters and our equal-hearts. Each performance is a journey that we (artists) take bravely because we have our "Sahrudaya" with us." - Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, Artistic Director
An Evening with NAVARASA is a collage of twenty years of works created by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda and S M Raju - a journey through traditional Indian Dance into a contemporary dance-theater. The evening will feature works inspired by the Indian classical dance traditions such as the Mysore Style of Bharata Natyam, martial art Kalari ppayattu, Contemporary South Asian Dance-Theater. The audiences will be treated with a range of work that have never been performed in Boston along with Navarasa's most popular pieces. The eight classical heroines coming to life with all their exuberance, dancers calling the goddess of wealth, a prince suffering from PTSD, a goddess of power saving the world and dancers celebrating the beauty of love and compassion - all in one evening presented with a talk-back after each show and a reception to celebrate with the "Sahrudayas" - "equal-hearted". The show is open to all
ages and is a fundraiser for Navarasa's "Dance For Everyone" program that brings free dance education to more than 150 students in India and USA.
With music by award-winning composer Isaac Thomas Kottukapally, Prasanna, N Srinath, H K Narayana and others dance choreographed and directed by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda, concept developed by Sindhoor and S M Raju. The show employs Indian classical dance (Bharata Natyam), yoga, songs, martial arts (Kalari ppayattu) and stories about dance and dance making.
Choreographed and Directed by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda
Written by: S M Raju and Aparna Sindhoor
Performed by: Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda, Smitha Radhakrishnan, Beth Kelly, Nanditha Yelamanchi, Avani Uppalapatti, Revati Masalamani, Soumya Ramanathan, Mallika Sanyal
ABOUT NAVARASA DANCE THEATER
Founded by renowned dancer/choreographer Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, Navarasa Dance Theater (with Balasubramanyam and Dr. Srivalli in India and with S M Raju in USA) is a pioneering South-Asian Contemporary Dance Theater company with a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary works inspired by Bharatanatyam and folk-dance forms, martial arts (Kalarippayattu), diverse theater and music traditions, aerial dance, yoga and storytelling. Original movement created by choreographers Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda along with theatrical narratives designed by S M Raju. Navarasa's work is specific and universal at the same time; its wide appeal has made it a profound hit at various festivals and venues in North America, Asia, Europe, and around the world. Navarasa has received grants from NPN, NEFA, BDA, Malavalli Family Foundation, Wyomissing Foundation. Navarasa's "Dance For Everyone" program provides free and subsidized dance and martial art education for more than 150 students in India and USA. Dr. Sindhoor and Natyaveda teach classes in Boston, Los Angeles, Albuquerque and online. Navarasa is one of the resident companies at the Boston Center for the Arts.
ABOUT THE BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Boston Center for the Arts is the nexus of the arts in Boston, fostering the development of contemporary visual and performing arts and convening artists and audiences to create, explore and celebrate all creative disciplines. An integral part of the cultural fabric of the city, BCA utilizes its historic campus in the vibrant South End to present world-class exhibitions and performances, provide affordable work space, engage cultural consumers throughout the region and nurture artists with the resources to take risks and develop new art works.