An evening of music and dance by Three Aksha
Three Aksha presents an evening-length performance of Bharatanatyam dance and live Indian music featuring performances by founder Viji Rao and the Three Aksha Ensemble.
The evening starts with "Prayog"
Duration: 57 minutes
At its core, Bharatanatyam is a structural mapping of numbers on a surface. In this production, Rao creates a dialogue between the numbers and the inherent spirituality of the form, resulting in a movement tapestry. Prayog showcases both the mathematics in dance and the dance in mathematics. This production premiered at the York Wood Theatre, Toronto, Canada and was also performed at St. Matthews Auditorium, Halifax, Canada. PRAYOG also toured 13 cities in the U.S. during the summer of 2008. The Indian government then invited Three Aksha to perform the piece in Delhi, Pune, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai and in several cities of United States.
The second piece of the evening will be a performance by the Three Aksha Music Ensemble.
Duration 30 minutes.
Three Aksha Music Ensemble:
The band caters to a wide spectrum of genres from Indian classical fusion to world music.
Band consists of lead music director Praveen D Rao who also is a multi-percussionist, vocal by Ajay Warriar, mridangum the Indian double-sided drums by Balaji Ramji and Indian violin by Thevarajah. The music ensemble has performed around the world and has conducted music workshops at different music festivals and in community set up.
Concluding the evening, will be the dance piece "Charya."
Duration: 50 minutes.
Charya, an innovative, accessible and enchanting production. Through Charyas choreography, Three Aksha aims to push the boundaries of Bharatanatyam. This particular work weaves around crisp, brilliant and unexpected choreographic twists. This unique dance work aims at identifying the rich poetry of multi-lingual composers.
The dancers are accompanied by live musicians from India.
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