Natya Dance Theatre presents Mallika Sarabhai's "Out of Bounds" + "Finding My Voice" (double bill)

Event Type
Performance
Event Description
Natya Dance Theatre presents Mallika Sarabhai's Out of Bounds  + Finding My Voice (double bill)
Location: Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego, IL, 60543

 

Tickets available here: $20 advance purchase, $25 day of show

The lyrics for Bharata Natyam were written many hundred years ago, when humanity’s primary concern was the longing to find God or be united with the eternal One. The lyrics were primarily in Tamil and Telugu with later dancers bringing in the voices of Kabir, Meera and other medieval poets.
Today some of us wish to speak of other, more current issues and thoughts, still using the sophistry of the dance style of Bharata Natyam. Finding My Voice brings to audiences thoughts on global warming, live in relationships, an atheists relationship with the Goddess, sexual preferences and the growing intolerance in the world, all in the strictest and most complex Pandanallur Bharata Natyam vocabulary.
In Out of Bounds, Revanta Sarabhai and Pooja Purohit pose the question: what happens when you dissect Bharata Natyam to its core? The two dancers look for a new narrative, while their bodies still carry traces of the past. We see, in three chapters, a man and a woman transform the pure form of their dance to a story about relationships.

Choreography: Mallika and Revanta Sarabhai

“Sarabhai breaks open the language of classical dance” - De Volkskraant, 2015

Dance Styles
Culturally Specific Dance

Location

Oswego East High School

1525 Harvey Road
Oswego, IL 60543