By Natya Dance Theater Company, Chicago – with English narration.
The ballet is based on a folk tale from South Indian state of Karnataka, collected by McArthur fellow Prof. A.K. Ramanujan and choreographed by Emmy award winning dancer Hema Rajagopalan and Professor Wendy Doniger of University of Chicago. New York Times hailed this as “Triumphant—and enticing mixture of restraint and abundance”. The music, directed by critically acclaimed music director Dipankar Mukherjee, is recorded by a 22-piece orchestra including Navin Iyer (Oscar-winning musician for Slumdog Millionaire).
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 @ 6 p.m.
Fine Arts auditorium , Lanier High School
1201 Payton Gin Road, Austin, TX, 78758
SAROD SAMRAT USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN CONCERT
Amjad Ali Khan "Raga for peace" 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert:
"Amjad Ali Khan is the most charismatic performer of Indian Ragas." — The New York Times
"The finest living exponent of the sarod." — The Guardian
Sunday, May 1st, 2016 @ 5 p.m.
AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Austin, TX
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts
Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at Now PlayingAustin.com.