1/10/15 Indian dance at the Met FREE




Saturday, January 10, 2015, 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Gallery 131 (The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing) Show location on map

With its sculptural forms, sinuous movements, and emotional intensity, Odissi—one of the oldest dance traditions in the world—speaks of love and union with the divine. Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India’s world-renowned Nrityagram dance troupe, transport viewers to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality with their grace and power. This performance is the New York debut of Samyoga (“conjunction of two heavenly bodies”), a program of solos and duets set to an original live score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi. 

Performances at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm presented in the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al‑Thani Collection, on view October 28, 2014–January 25, 2015.

Above: Nrityagram © Nan Melville

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