In March, the excellent Indian dance ensemble came to New York with a fascinating program that combined the classical dance forms odissi (from Eastern India) and Kandyan Dance (from Sri Lanka). You can read my review, for DanceTabs, here.
Here’s a short excerpt:
“Surupa Sen performed a mime solo in which she acted out a jealous scene between Krishna and Radha, followed by Krishna’s guilty plea for forgiveness, all based on a twelfth century poem. As she mimed the words “you are the universe…the limpid crescent moon resting in your hair,” her eyes softened, her fingers traced the delicate line of the moon, and then shimmered around her body. She seemed to emanate light.”

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