The Daksha Sheth Dance Company: Sarpagati: The Way of the Serpent
The first Indian woman soloist in chhau, Daksha Sheth brings a powerful dance-theater work that features aerial technique and has become a landmark in contemporary Indian dance.
- Tue., Mar. 8, 2011, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- 60 minutes
Please use the event calendar to search for current events.
--The Guardian, UK
A powerful dance-theater work that has become a landmark in contemporary Indian dance, Sarpagati: The Way of the Serpent is inspired by and draws upon rituals, myth, and symbolism associated with the snake. The first Indian woman soloist in chhau, an ancient dance from east India, Trivandrum's Daksha Sheth creates choreography that features warrior-like movements animated with raw, primal energy combined with the traditional kathak style of dance. She was also the first to introduce aerial technique into Indian dance, as is demonstrated in Sarpagati.
Explore the Arts: On Mar. 8, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.
Part of maximum INDIA.
Presented in cooperation with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and Embassy of India, Washington, DC.
Indra K. Nooyi
David M. Rubenstein
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani
The HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by the Trehan Foundation, Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani, Amway Corporation, and RB Properties Inc.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.