With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, May 06, 2016

World Premiere of Battery Dance's THE DURGA PROJECT in May

Battery Dance
Presents
Robin Cantrell (left) and Unnath H.R. (Photo by Darial Sneed; Location: The House of Morgan on Wall Street)
The Durga Project
When: May 11th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
May 12th at 7 p.m., followed by VIP gala
Where: Schimmel Center for the Arts (3 Spruce Street), Pace University
World Premiere

40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON KICKS OFF WITH WORLD
PREMIERE OF U.S./INDIA COLLABORATION OF
THE DURGA PROJECT

New York City’s dance ambassador to the world, Battery Dance, introduces an Indo-American, collaborative dance interpretation of Hindu Goddess Durga’s Shakti (strength) and Bhakti (devotion) through the world premiere of “The Durga Project,” featuring renowned classical Indian dancer Unnath H.R. and five of Battery's Western-trained dancers.


The 30-minute choreographic fantasy, which weaves together the movement vocabularies, sonorities and aesthetics of the United States and India, will also be complemented by works commissioned by European and African choreographers: “Inter/Ago,” created in 2015 by Tadej Brdnik, the recently retired Martha Graham principal dancer and choreographer, who has danced with Battery Dance since 1998; and “Observatory,” created in 2014 by Theo Ndindwa, founder of South Africa’s iKapa Dance Theatre, and since performed in tours of South America, Europe, Asia and at the first Cape Town International Dance Festival in 2015.

The Durga Project Credits:

Artistic Director: Jonathan Hollander

Dancers/Choreographers: Robin Cantrell, Mira Bai Cook,
Clement Mensah, Bethany Mitchell, Sean Scantlebury

Guest Dancer/Choreographer: Unnath H.R.

Costumes: Solé Salvo

Lighting: Calvin Anderson

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