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Jiva Dance premieres The Four Horsemen
March 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jiva Dance is proud to present The Four Horsemen, which premieres on March 7th, 8th and 10th at Dixon Place in NYC. There will be a post-show talk-back on March 8th with the choreographers Sonali Skandan and Maya Kulkarni moderated by NYC Indian classical dance veteran and curator Rajika Puri.
The Four Horsemen is an innovative Indian Classical dance production, exploring symbolism from the biblical story of the Apocalypse through Indian classical dance, music and Sanskrit poetry. The work centers around four vignettes of life and death through four female protagonists who stand for universal human experience. he stories – a woman shackled to the life of a courtesan (conquest), a woman reminiscing the night she spent with her lover who is at war (war), a mother searching for nourishment for her child in the midst a sandstorm (famine), and finally a woman at the end of her life recalling memories that span youthful joy to hardship and loss (death) – are touchingly timely. The new work challenges the notion of Indian classical dance content and technique and moves beyond the traditional to incorporate a cross-cultural analysis of female experience.
The work highlights original choreography by Sonali Skandan and Maya Kulkarni with music commissioned to the celebrated composer Rajkumar Bharathi (Chennai, India) and Bala Skandan (NYC) with sound design by Sai Sharavanam of Resound, India. The project is supported by funds from the inaugural Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund, and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs. The initial choreographic ideas and dramaturgy were developed in residency at Queens College through the CUNY Dance Initiative from 2017– 2018. The script was written by Shiv Subramanian and narrative guidance from our Dramaturge Kate Farrington from Pearl Theatre and Queens College.
Showtimes and Tickets: March 7 & 8 8:00PM | March 10 4:00PM
Presold: $28 adults, $23 student/senior | Walkup: $30 adults, $25 student/senior
Tickets available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/171/1551416400000.