Lotus Music & Dance in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4:00pm
WORLD DANCE FESTIVAL:
Dancing Across Cultural Borders
Dancing Crane Georgian Dance Theater | Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance (South Indian)
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC),
248 West 60th St., NYC | 212-627-1076
This exciting dance festival, now in its fourth year, features Georgian and South Indian dance accompanied by live music. Dancing Crane, noted for its thrilling feats of acrobatic dancing, presents traditional dance from Georgia. The dance forms from the Caucasus mountain region have a distinctive style that rivals ballet in its demanding and refined technique, elegance and graceful movement. Jiva Dance, under the artistic direction of accomplished Bharata Natyam dancer Sonali Skandan, is a critically-acclaimed company based in New York that preserves and promotes traditional South Indian dance, while developing new and universal narratives. Jiva Dance holds the belief that tradition is a continuum of evolution and aims to invigorate classical works with a fresh and unique voice.
“The interplay of the sculptural and rhythmic aspects of Indian dance was compelling…. riveting.
--New York Times
Tickets: $25; $20 children 16 & under, students, seniors