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Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose

Performances in
World Arts West Programs
Pushpanjali (2000)
Disciplines
Bharatanatyam
Instruments Used
Mridangam
The Abhinaya Dance Company

Abhinaya Dancers The Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose was founded in 1981 to present innovative and professional-quality performances of South Indian classical dance forms. Abhinaya has staged several full-length dance dramas choreographed by Artistic Director Mythili Kumar. Abhinaya organizes self-produced full length concerts, frequently appears in shorter sets at Bay Area festivals, develops original work rooted in South Indian dance and music traditions and conducts lecture demonstrations that explain the meaning of the hundreds of different gestures and movements that are characteristic features of these dance styles.

In 1991, Abhinaya collaborated with Chitresh Das Dance Company to produce "The Guru", which combined North and South Indian dance and music styles within the context of American culture, and since that time has embarked on several other collaborations with such companies as Gamelan Sekar Jaya, and Larry Reed's ShadowLight Productions.

In addition, Abhinaya operates an extensive instructional program that passes on South Indian dance traditions to the young generation of Indian Americans. The Abhinaya School of Dance was established in 1981, and imparts the rich technique and theoretical content of the Indian classical dance styles Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. Abhinaya Dance Company is online at http://www.abhinaya.com/page2.html.


First appeared in People Like Me 2000

 



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