|Prashant Shah (photo credit: Mariliana Alvero)|
In a dance celebration of the vibrancy of spring, the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) and Trinayan Dance Theater collaborate to present a seven-day festival showcasing the exquisite dance styles of India and featuring internationally renowned performers. Presented at various venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the festival commences on April 9th with a concert starring Prashant Shah one of the leading male Kathak dancers of his generation today and Sujata Mohapatra, a leading female Odissi artists of India.
|Rukmini Vijayakumar (photo credit: Sunder Ramu)|
The April 10th performance juxtaposes two innovative choreographer-dancers with contrasting sensibilities in one evening - Rukmini Vijayakumar and Preeti Vasudevan (Thresh Dance), both trained in Bharatanatyam and Modern dance. Festival highlights include additional dance performances, dance workshops and panel discussions.
On April, 14th a concert at the Asia Society brings the NYC premiere of “PraNayam: Obeisances to God’ with internationally renowned dancer, Priyadarshini Govind accompanied by a live musical orchestra from India; and Trinayan Dance Theater’s “Prati Dhwani: Sacred Resonance”’ in traditional Odissi repertory.
|Thresh (photo credit: Yi-Chun Wu)|
The festival concludes on April 15th with a delightful family friendly performance of “Stories of Krishna - The Playful Blue God” at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. For more information about the performances, venues and tickets please visit: