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Presents in partnership with The Montgomery County Community College
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

(Screening of documentary - A Day in the life of Nrityagram by Nan Melville, with a pre-screening discussion with the filmmaker prior to the performance)

Saturday, April 13
         6.30 PM - Documentary
         8:00 PM - Dance Program

Venue: Science Center Theatre
Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

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This program is supported by Artworks a program of the National Endowment for the Arts

Watch a Video Clip of a Nrityagram presentation

Watch a small clip of the documentary by Nan Melville

Evening Program

Samhara is a new work by Nrityagram that explores two classical Indian dance forms, Odissi and Bharata Natyam, and Kandyan Dance from Sri Lanka, to create a seamless work that reflects the cultural connections of the diverse peoples of South Asia.

The artistic collaborators from Nrityagram include: Surupa Sen, Artistic Director & Choreographer; Bijayini Satpathy, Odissi Soloist & Director of the Odissi School; and Upeka Chitrasena, the foremost Kandyan dancer of Sri Lanka.

About Nrityagram

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is regarded worldwide as one of the foremost dance companies of India. With exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality, and emotional honesty, the ensemble has earned national and international acclaim for its ability to redefine both dance and theater, to create and communicate with powerful imagery and captivating movement.

At Nrityagram village, dance is a way of life. Following an impossible dream, the founder, Protima Gauri an exquisite Odissi dancer herself converted 10 acres of farmland into an ideal setting for the study, practice, and teaching of classical dance.

Reminiscent of ancient ashrams where gurus imparted not only technique but also a philosophy of being, it is a creative space where dancers, musicians, and choreographers live together, sharing their skills and developing their art. The dancers study yoga, meditation, and the martial arts as well as Sanskrit, mythology, and literature. Knowledge passed from guru to disciple ensures the continuity of the classical arts.