Washington City Paper and Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to Dakshina's Dance Place show on April 13 and 14.
Saturday April 13 at 8 pm
Sunday April 14 at 7 pm
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company is excited to return to our home theater Dance Place in April 2013. We will be presenting our signature program of classical Indian dance and Modern dance.
The program will open with some of the traditional gems of Bharata Natyam featuring our company dancers Madhvi Venkatesh and Kasi Aysola. Vibrant and musical, the dancers go back and forth between lush storytelling to abstract dances.
The highlight of this year’s show will be our reconstruction of Anna Sokolow’s Magritte, Magritte (1970). The iconic work was Anna Sokolow’s multi-media masterpiece that gave rise to the theatre/dance genre, and is one of the most influential modern dance works ever created. Lorry May, former principal dancer of with Anna Sokolow on whom many works were created will be in residence with the company in March for the reconstruction of this work.
The music includes French songs and selections from Liszt, Satie, and Scriabin and the text used in the work draws on Paul Eluard, Edgar Allan Poe, and John White. Dance, music, and text come together in a work that borders on the line between poignancy, fantasy, and sheer farce. Sokolow who was known for her strong socially themed dances, shows us a warm, witty and down right silly side in this work.
For more information go to www.dakshina.org.