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Kalanidhi Dance Company



Biography

Bethesda-based Kalanidhi Dance expands the horizons of traditional Indian classical dance through contemporary ideas, innovative collaborations, and artistic excellence. The company captivates audiences with exquisitely conceptualized performances that push Kuchipudi in new and exciting directions while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. The New York Times has called Kalanidhi a “combination of bright energy, full-bodied sweetness and rapid precision” and “a rare amalgam of prime dance virtues.”

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/29/2018: Kalanidhi Dance

Kalanidhi Dance presents the world premiere of Bhoomi (Earth) as part of the 2018 Local Dance Commissioning Project. Based in the traditional Indian dance form Kuchipudi, Bhoomi explores humanity's complex and evolving relationship with the earth. Viewed through the lens of Indian philosophical thought, the piece explores the tension between human progress and environmental sustainability and considers whether the external environment can be a reflection of internal balance.

Video 9/28/2018: Kalanidhi Dance

Kalanidhi Dance presents the world premiere of Bhoomi (Earth) as part of the 2018 Local Dance Commissioning Project. Based in the traditional Indian dance form Kuchipudi, Bhoomi explores humanity's complex and evolving relationship with the earth. Viewed through the lens of Indian philosophical thought, the piece explores the tension between human progress and environmental sustainability and considers whether the external environment can be a reflection of internal balance.

Kalanidhi Dance