Encounter! Presented by Navarasa Dance Theater

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Encounter!  Presented by Navarasa Dance Theater

Time: October 11, 2012 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: La Peña Cultural Center
Street: 3105 Shattuck Ave
City/State: CA
Phone: 5108492568
Event Type: berkeley, ca
Organized By: La Peña Cultural Center
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2012

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$20 adv. $25 dr.

Thursday October 11 and Friday October 12

Navarasa Dance Theater was founded by renowned dancer/choreographer Dr. Aparna Sindhoor in 1991. Inspired by the eclectic performing arts traditions, boldly knitting together dance, singing, martial arts, and original music into seamless theatrical presentations, Navarasa’s multilayered, multilingual productions inspire, engage and entertain audiences around the world. Original movement vocabulary created by choreographers Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda along with theatrical narratives designed by S M Raju, Navarasa Dance Theater’s work is specific and universal at the same time.

ENCOUNTER is based on a story about an indigenous woman, Dopdi, inspired by Magsaysay award winning writer Mahasweta Devi’s work and adapted for the stage by S M Raju and Aparna Sindhoor. ENCOUNTER explores imageries from the history and the world around whether it is the Native American history or indigenous peoples history elsewhere or a modern day occurrence in Iraq or Afghanistan or Rwanda. Dr. Mohan Agashe (veteran Indian actor) says, “[Encounter] is a powerful piece. It is gorgeously staged. The dances are beautiful, and the impact of the show makes one think about it for a long time.”


Choreographed and Directed by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda

Written by: S M Raju and Aparna Sindhoor (inspired by a short story by Mahasweta Devi)

Music: Isaac Thomas Kottukapally

A Production of Navarasa Dance Theater, www.navarasa.org

Performed by: Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda, Raghu Narayanan, Leah Vincent, Sunil Kumar, Suvarna Raj


“Magical mix of traditions and styles”  - Boston Globe

“Most moving” – Portland Herald

“I have never seen anything quite like Aparna Sindhoor's company, Navarasa Dance Theatre, in action. There is not only a fusing of dance and theatre, here, but even within the different arts an explosive fusion of cultures.” – Gaëtan L. Charlebois

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