Braiding Rivers Festival of Contemporary Indian Dance!
April 5 - 7 > featuring the Post-Natyam Collective (CA) & Silk Road Rising
May 3 - 5 > featuring Parijat Desai & Dancers (NYC)
May 30 - June 2 > featuring Ananya Dance Theater, Anjal Chande, & Krithika Rajagopalan
Just as maleable water sources can 'braid' together to form unique river systems, so has Indian dance braided its classical forms with ever-evolving ideas reflecting our contemporary world. To shed light on regional and national artists engaging with Indian dance in relation to history, socio-cultural identity, and post-colonial / diasporic perspectives, I have joined with Links Hall to present the Braiding Rivers Festival. This is a three-weekend concert series intended to showcase work which navigates identities overlooked in traditional presentations of classical Indian dance. These works challenge assumptions of what is Indian dance, highlights its influences within American dance, and expands conversation on how we shape our identities.
Visit the new website for the Festival at Links Hall here.