Week #5: Shri Kalaa Mandir & Terre Dance Collective (Double Bill)
DOUBLE BILL WEEKEND
Shri Kalaa Mandir
Vivarta – Transformations
Shri Kalaa Mandir unites classical Indian movements with innovative choreography to transform music into movement and dramatic characters into divine beings. Vivarta – Transformations transports the viewer to an exotic world of storytelling through rhythm, mime, and gestures.
About Shri Kalaa Mandir
Founded by Sujatha Srinivasan in 1993, Shri Kalaa Mandir (Center for Indian Performing Arts) offers students holistic training in Bharathanatyam that encompasses culture, knowledge of music, critical thinking, and adherence to the classical dance form and technique. Taking stage at various venues across the globe, talented young artists of SKM transcend barriers of tradition, language, and scholarship to develop and showcase their nuanced understanding of the intricacies of Bharathanatyam. Year after year, they bring home top awards from major dance competitions. Senior students of Shri Kalaa Mandir are the front-runners in the next generation of the North American Bharathanatyam scene. @skmDance
Sujatha Srinivasan is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and teacher of Bharathanatyam in North America. As a living connection to an ancient art form, she brings creative compositions to life with dynamic rhythm, evocative mime and inimitable choreography. Classical and vibrant, her dance productions and collaborations reflect a wide range of themes from traditional to modern with emphasis on creativity, content and relevance. As an arts educator, she brings meaningful connection between art and education in Northeast Ohio schools through the Center for Arts Inspired Learning. Sujatha has nurtured and trained the next generation of dancers, successfully establishing the continuity of a traditional art form from India in Cleveland.
Main image credit (top): Srini Ranganathan
Terre Dance Collective
Terre Dance Collective explores the masks we wear through compelling and collaborative contemporary dance. Blood Orange peels away the protective layers of rind and skin to reveal the pure and true essence of a person. Reflect on connection, vulnerability, and sharing sides of ourselves not many will see.
About Terre Dance Collective
Terre Dance Collective is a group of artists working to create emotionally engaging and physically compelling contemporary dance through collaboration. The collective was established in July 2017 and has been able to present work in Washington D.C., Cleveland, OH, and New York City. @terredancecollective
Main image credit (bottom): Robert Rubama