Sounds of India


Wednesday, November 2 and Friday, November 4
Photo Credit: Rupert Lorhaldar
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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.”

—Village Voice

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
Surupa Sen, choreographer
Nrityagram Music Ensemble
  • Śriyaḥ:
  • Sankirtanam
  • Panchtaal Pallavi
  • Lalita Lavanga
  • Aali
  • Sridevi
  • 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.