Shantala Shivalingappa
Shantala Shivalingappa

Mondavi Center Presenting Program

In 2011, Jules Feiffer's beloved cartoon character, the modern Dancer, was brought to life in a collection of two minute films directed by Judy Dennis. The Mondavi Center is proud to host the West Coast Debut of the films, including, A Dance to Spring and a Dance to the Loss of Innocence, which will be screened on repeat between 7:30PM and 7:50PM prior to each performance.

Spinning and stamping before a simple backdrop of white silk curtains, she was more like a one-woman commedia dell’arte troupe, shifting among various characters, time periods, moods and manners.

—The Washington Post

Heralded as “divinely gifted” and “intoxicating” by The New York Times, Shantala Shivalingappa breathes life into kuchipudi, the 2,000-year-old Indian dance style. Shivalingappa, born in India and raised in Paris, captivates with the vibrant, precise storytelling embodied in her performances, and “erases cultural boundaries with her lightness, wit and musicality” (The New Yorker). Gamaka, a solo piece performed to live musical accompaniment, explores the primal power of vibrations in sound and movement: “In dance, the elements of movement, rhythm, sound, melody and poetry come together as vibrations that resonate,” says Shivalingappa, “calling each other, playing, escaping, mingling, deviating, forming patterns of great beauty and harmony.”

Event Info

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Thu • Apr 11, 2013 • 8PM
Fri • Apr 12, 2013 • 8PM
Sat • Apr 13, 2013 • 8PM

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Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Standard

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