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 Post subject: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:27 am 
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Wlima Salisbury has gotten my attention:

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Indian company breaks classical rules

Wilma Salisbury, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Sri: In Search of the Goddess" shocked an invited audience at a preview performance last year in New Delhi, India. The innovative dance drama, which receives its world premiere this week at the Cleveland Museum of Art, was performed by the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, which is based at the famed "dance village" near Bangalore.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Monistic devotion to things spiritual makes message of India's Nrityagram Dance Ensemble unique<P>JORDAN LEVIN, Miami Herald<P>Classical dance is a demanding profession in the West, where aspiring ballet dancers start as children and work for years -- often at the expense of a ''normal'' life. But that doesn't come close to the devotion practiced by the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, whose members live in a cloistered village in Southern India and practice Odissi, a 2,000-year-old tradition that demands complete devotion of body and mind.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/columnists/jordan_levin/2868772.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
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Jordan Levin in the Miami Herald:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Spirit may be what motivates the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India, but its power derives from the way it animates the dancers' bodies.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/columnists/jordan_levin/2906110.htm target=_blank>More</a>, in the second item of the linked article


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Dance ancient and fresh

Merilyn Jackson
Philadelphia Inquirer

From Bangalore in southern India, the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble finished its U.S. tour at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Saturday night with the power of goddesses tempered by human charm. Sruti, an organization based in Ambler, presented the program. <a href=http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/6304226.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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Reviving and Reinventing an Ancient Art of India
by JOHN ROCKWELL for the New York Times

Ms. Satpathy offered the distinctive, triply disjointed poses of the Odissi style - a hip thrown one way, the torso tilted another, the head yet another - with wonderfully sinuous arms and hands, rock-solid balance and vivid facial expressions. For a while she was joined by two other dancers to form a trio, but this was always Ms. Satpathy's solo, and it was a showstopper.

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From Christine Temin in the Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2005/04/28/indian_classical_dance_troupe_hopes_to_start_new_movement/
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Indian classical dance troupe hopes to start new movement
Odissi began as a temple dance with sensual overtones, its undulating forms echoing ancient Hindu sculptures. But Victorian-era British rulers decreed that such display was unseemly for a religious ceremony, says Surupa Sen, artistic director of the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, which makes its Boston-area debut tomorrow night with an Odissi program Sen has choreographed.


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From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald: http://theedge.bostonherald.com/artsNews/view.bg?articleid=80734
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Nrityagram communes with tradition
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble named itself after the communal living situation of its performers.
“It simply means dance village,” explained artistic director Surupa Sen in a telephone interview from her hotel in Philadelphia. “Our dance grows out of the lifestyle and the beliefs of the people of India, particularly the state of Orissa.”


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Footnotes: From Exotic Climes, Half a Dozen Dancing Princesses. Collect 'Em All!
by TOBI TOBIAS for the Village Voice

Dare I say that the show sometimes seems unreal in its surface perfection, as if the irregularities and ambiguities that make art and life profound had yielded to Disneyfication?

published: May 16, 2005
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Sunday, April 30, 2006; Page N06
Washington Post

Sarah Kaufman


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SEQUESTERED IN A REMOTE VILLAGE in southern India, the dancers, teachers and musicians of the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble work to preserve their country's classical dance forms.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042801735.html


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