Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

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“The ensemble mesmerized a sold-out audience with its artistry, energy, technique and beauty.”
Dance Magazine

Internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Bangalore, India brings its exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality, and emotional honesty to redefine dance and theater through powerful imagery and captivating dance as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble performs one of the oldest dance traditions in the world with a 21st century approach. Featuring an all female ensemble of six dancers with four musicians, their sensuous and lyrical style of Odissi dance transports viewers to enchanting worlds of magic and spirituality. Following their appearance at Wesleyan, they will perform at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival next month. “Sounds of India” curator and choreographer Mark Morris called the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble “the best Indian dance company I’ve seen, period.” Click here to read the article in The New York Times.

Wesleyan's Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan will be facilitating a post-performance discussion with the artists of Nrityagram.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents an exclusive virtual performance by the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Thursday, July 8 through through Thursday, July 22, 2021.