June 22 and 23, 8:00 PM
$15 students/$20 General admission
Support Courtyard Dancers: $50/$100
An evening of classical and contemporary Indian dance, music, and poetry, using live tabla, vocals, Kathak and gestural theater/abhinaya.
Concept and Choreography: Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty
Tabla: Aqeel Bhatti, Vocal: Joel Rehmat
Dancers: Courtyard Dancers ensemble.
Courtyard Dancers is a nonprofit dance company interested in developing a socially engaged community of artists and audiences who experience the arts as the building blocks of community. Their dance-theaters juxtapose the beauty of the classical Indian dances with pedestrian movements, everyday gestures, utterances, and text to create new collages of life. The company draws on the expressive power of dance and music to narrate stories of the under-represented and the unusual, the quotidian and the mundane, to evoke dramatic and powerful images of ordinary life. Through their dance works, workshops, and speaking engagements, the company strives for sustainable and pluralistic communities that can acknowledge and bridge differences.
Audience Reactions to Courtyard Dancers: The dancing is captivating and definitely provides food for thought