Seeking a Renaissance in San Francisco
The 2010 Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance is surprisingly the first of its kind in New York City, with three nights of performances of “traditional and experimental, classical and post-modern Indian dance.” Co-sponsored by the Indo-American Arts Council and the Asia Society in New York City, the festival will run from June 4-6 and will showcase several performances, panels, and workshops. The festival will be held at the Asia Society and Museum on 725 Park Ave. (@ 70th street). For tickets and programming information, visit: tickets.
I’m really jealous of all of you people living in the city! It looks like it’ll be a wonderful weekend, with performances from dancers like Mythili Prakash and Prerna Deshpande, to lectures on the Mathematics of Rhythm and Talking Dance. On a side note, how amazing is that photo up top of Navtej Singh Johar (Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer with a yoga exponent)? The lines and angles, the complimentary colors, the posturing – everything really came together perfectly for that photograph!
Anyway, back to the festival – here are a couple videos that’ll give you a quick glimpse of what to expect.