In a village devoted to dance, Nrityagram dancers—all women—complement their intensive training with literature, Sanskrit, yoga, meditation, and martial arts. The result is a troupe expertly channeling the powerful imagery, compelling physicality, and emotional honesty of Odissi dance, a classical Indian form dating back 2,000 years. To the intoxicating rhythms of traditional music, the ensemble embodies a moving meditation on ecstasy and longing.
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“Modern devotion to a sacred Indian ritual.”
—New York Times
“You can see the world in these dances.”
Surupa Sen, choreographer
Nrityagram Music Ensemble
- Panchtaal Pallavi
- Lalita Lavanga
- These performances will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
- Post-performance artist discussion, moderated by Lakshmi Vishwanathan, on November 2 in the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College
There is no late seating.
TicketsWednesday, November 2 at 7:30
Friday, November 4 at 7:30