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Decoding Bharatnatyam

February 14 – 17, 2018

Show Credits

Calm Abiding
Choreographer: José Navas
Performer: Nova Bhattacharya
Lighting Design:  Marc Parent
Music: Alexander MacSween

Broken Lines (2016)
Choreographer: Nova Bhattacharya
Created with and performed by: Neena Jayarajan, Atri Nundy
Lighting Design: Noah Feaver (based on the original design by Simon Rossiter)

Alaap (2013)
Choreographer: Nova Bhattacharya
Created with and performed by: Lucy Rupert
Lighting Design: Noah Feaver
Music: B1 Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm

Part of the Bright Nights series

About the Show

Decoding Bharatnatyam
Featuring works by Nova Bhattacharya and José Navas

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.