The Ringling hosts the Nrityagram dance ensemble
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, 2019 |
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art hosts the acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from South India at Art of Performance. One of the first Indian classical dance ensembles to perform today, Nrityagram is more than a dance company. Founded as a village devoted to dance and the preservation of the tradition of classical Odissi dance, the daily life of the all-female ensemble of intensive training and meditation brings on stage captivating and captivating performances that are both sensual and lyrical. The artists of Nrityagram elegantly tell the stories of the Hindu epics through the sinuous classical movements of the Odissi dance. Nrityagram, the first company to win back-to-back New York Times “Best Dance of the Year” honors, is committed to preserving and revitalizing the Odissi tradition by taking it from the village to the modern stage. The company will present performances on October 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Asolo Theater.