'Urban Kutcheri' Is Presented at the Joyce SoHo more...
by GIA KOURLAS for the New York Times
In an attempt to create "kutcheri," which means "a performance environment," Ms. Skandan presented a selection of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance form of South India, while Mr. Balaskandan led two musicians, G. Balaganesh and Gowri Ramakrishnan, and Shobana Raj, a vocalist, in Carnatic music.
Mumtaj Ismail's projected close-up photographs of temples and statues, along with short films (swirling incense was a frequent sight), served as an incessant, if not exactly profound, visual backdrop.
published: June 13, 2006