Choreography: Nova Bhattacharya
February 14-17, 2018
Presented by C+C through Bright Nights
Decoding Bharatnatyam showcases the work of award-winning choreographer Nova Bhattacharya and her passion for querying the contemporary and ‘riffing off’ of the classical Indian Bharatnatyam technique to stunning effect. Broken Lines is a love letter to bharatnatyam dancers – ‘a radical work that pulls apart notions of power, tradition and ritual’; Alaap is a thoughtfully crafted meditation on the creation of the universe; and Calm Abiding, the celebrated solo for Bhattacharya commissioned from José Navas, returning to Toronto after triumphant performances in Montreal.
Decoding Bharatnatyam features:
Alaap – a solo created for Lucy Rupert
Broken Lines – an award winning duet featuring Neena Jayarajan & Atri Nundy
Calm Abiding a solo for Nova by José Navas, with a score by Alexander MacSween.