Dakshina at Joe’s Movement Emporium

Saturday June 8, 2019 at 8pm
Sunday June 9, 2019 at 4pm
Joe’s Movement Emporium

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Repertoire will feature Singh’s Vasanth and Anna Sokolow’s Lyric Suite, along with guest artist Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Photo by Stephen Baranovics

Dakshina is celebrating its 15 anniversary of pioneering dance innovation in the region with a series of performances in 2019. The company will be performing Vasanth, the company’s signature hybrid work combining Bharata Natyam and Modern dance and Lyric Suite (choreographed by Anna Sokolow in 1953) with artistic direction and reconstruction by Lorry May of the Sokolow Foundation.

In Vasanth, Singh combines his love of Modern Dance and Bharata Natyam to create a movement that is built on group dynamics and use of space while layering in the finely filigreed detail of hand gestures, rhythmic variations, and facial mime for which Indian dance is known.

Sarah Kaufman, the Pulitzer prize winning chief critic at the Washington Post writes: “Few dance artists have practiced the creativity of subtraction as successfully as Anna Sokolow. The power in her works from the mid-20th century stems from a mix of space, absence, anticipation — and the sudden move that changes everything…Thanks to Singh’s efforts, and the staging by former Sokolow dancer Lorry May, we’ve seen a good handful of Sokolow pieces on local stages. Although they have all offered a testimonial to the aesthetics of simplicity, none delivers it more pungently than Lyric Suite.”

Tickets:
Adults: $30
Students, Seniors, Veterans & Artists: $20
Children 16 & Under: $15
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