This evening’s performance is a tribute to the music of sarangi maestro late Pandit Ramesh Misra, whose inspirational music is featured in many of these dances. Malini Srinivasan presents excerpts from Tejas – Luminous, a dance production exploring the connections between the spiritual, the corporeal, light and sound. Including: the Evening’s solemn rituals, Dawn’s awakening body and spirit, and the Day’s ecstatic renewal.
Guest choreographer Janaki Patrik presents Ghalib Sher & Ektaal Tarana in Raag Kalavati
Aditi Dhruv | Kadhambari Sridhar
Karthiga Devi | Malini Srinivasan
La’toya Latney | Tatyana Popova
Winston Dynamite Brown | Janaki Patrik
Angelina Haque | Anisha Muni
Malini Srinivasan is a third-generation Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and teacher, and the disciple of Guru C.V. Chandrasekhar. Her company creates and performs works that connect the traditional and mythological worlds with our contemporary selves.
Trained in both modern dance (Merce Cunningham studio) and classical north Indian Kathak dance (Pt. Birju Maharaj), Janaki Patrik is the Artistic Director of The Kathak Ensemble & Friends.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.