World Music Institute Presents
Dancing the Gods
Co-curated by Rajika Puri
Saturday April 22, 2017 8pm
Pre-Show Lec-Dem by Rajika Puri 7pm
Dr. Neena Prasad is considered one of the leading representatives of the Mohiniyattam dance form, performing at the most prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad. Dr. Prasad is a rare blend of successful academic and superb performing artist. She has been at the forefront of change in Mohiniyattam, with her innovative techniques and stylistic approach. Her performances have won enthusiastic acclaim in India's artistic circuits and she has also been the recipient of distinguished awards from the Kerala Sangeeth Academy and Madras Music Academy.
"Drenched in Devotion" - The Hindu Review
Sunday April 23, 2017 7pm
Pre-Show Lec-Dem by Rajika Puri 6pm
One of India's leading Kathak artists of her generation, Sanjukta Sinha is known for her technical expertise and immense artistry. Rooted yet modern, Sanjukta aims to create a new idiom of Kathak as a performing art, one that is an arresting blend of the traditional and contemporary. She will be performing Angika, Journeys in Love which is a manifestation of the tukra, a celestial pirouette encompassing the four seasons of love - hope, longing, anguish and joy.
"Various aspects of virtuosity become wrapped into a larger elegance of style; Ms. Sinha's dancing is most memorable." -The NY Times