Samāgata – A coming together
Solo Dances from the Indian Tradition
Soumya Rajaram (Bharatanatyam), Sapna Govindan (Mohiniyattam), Priya Bangal (Odissi)
In the Indian tradition, music, poetry, dance, painting, sculpture, literature, legend and myth are all inseparably linked in a vast tapestry of art and aesthetics. For a dancer, immersion in her practice involves an awareness of these subtle yet vital connections. Her audience is then, not merely a spectator, but a co-creator of this shared experience beyond the self, beyond the here and now.
Samāgata is a coming together – of the dance and dancer, of the artist and the audience, and of three different dance forms from the Indian tradition.
Samāgata is funded in part by New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England Dance Fund, with generous support from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation. Samāgata is also supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency and by the Andover Commission for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.