“Divinely gifted…intoxicating” (The New York Times) preeminent Kuchipudi dancer Shantala Shivalingappa brings her work Akasha to The Joyce. Offering audiences vivid interpretations of the classical South Indian dance style, steeped in expressive narrative with flowing lines, nimble leaps, and percussive footwork, the program showcases the Bessie Award-winning performer’s exceptional artistry in five solos inspired by ancient Hindu poems brought to life with four master musicians.
Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Shantala Shivalingappa provided by Rajika and Anupam Puri. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Late seating will be at the discretion of house management and latecomers are not guaranteed they will be seated in their purchased seats.