May 12: 16 shades of RED—chapter one (world premiere)
May 13: 16 shades of RED—chapter two (world premiere)
One of Canada's most progressive dance companies, inDANCE presents 16 shades of RED—chapters 1 and 2, integrating original courtesan dance from South India, complex choreography, live music and stunning lighting design showcasing original repertoire rarely experienced on contemporary world stages.
Featuring a series of solos and duets, the production features inDANCE’s principal dancers Dr. Hari Krishnan and Dr. Srividya Natarajan along with musicians Vidya Sankaranarayanan, Vaaraki Wijayaraj, Dr. Davesh Soneji, Kajan Pararasasegaram and Mithuran Manogaran, lighting designer John Carr and costume designer Rex.
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre
Saturday, May 12 - 7pm
Sunday, May 13 - 1pm
Speaker: Dr. Davesh Soneji, associate professor of South Asia studies at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Davesh Soneji lectures on “Bharatanatyam: History, Performance, Memory”, exploring the vernacular histories of courtesan dance in South India and discusses rare dance and music repertoire from the courtesan communities of central Tamilnadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh. This Pre‐performance talk contextualizes 16 shades of RED—chapters 1 and 2.