Autumn Program. Oct. 20-24, 2021

Samudra Dance Creations

(USA)

Storm

Date(s) & Time(s): Wed, Oct 20, 6:30 PM
Duration: 15 mins w/out intermission
Location: Online

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Storm

Storm is an exploration of human identity, the push & pull between the sense of belonging with others vs differences with others; the micro-oppressions that start a chain reaction. The inner storm rages; some of us let our inner monsters out. The force of love or the force of monster; which one is going to win? Jyotsna penned this script in 2020 amidst the raging pandemic and the racial awakening. The company explores this theme through the authentic language of Bharatanatyam via the medium of a dance film

Samudra Dance Creations

Jyotsna Vaidee is an award winning Bharatanatyam choreographer and dancer and the founder of Samudra Dance Creations. Samudra has presented at several prestigious festivals including Erasing Borders Dance Festival 2021 San Francisco International Arts Festival, the PushDance Fest and the Ragamala Music Society of Canada. Jyotsna has always sought out rigorous training to perfect her art and is a long time disciple of renowned Gurus Padma Bhushan Prof. C.V Chandrasekhar and abhinaya exponent Smt. Bragha Bessell. Jyotsna advocates that the authentic technique of Bharatanatyam is a rich language that can be used to communicate and discover themes that are both traditional and contemporary. To that end, Jyotsna has created a number of full length original choreographic productions including The Quest Unsaid, The Caged Birds Sings and Kaavyam, and most recently, The Earth Speaks, which was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award in 2020. In addition to her choreographic work, Jyotsna is a well-established Bharatanatyam soloist who has immersed herself in the art for over 25 years. Her performances have received critical acclaim in India and North America. She is a regular performer at India's (Chennai) December dance and music season.

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Jyotsna Vaidee
Produced by: Samudra Dance Creations Concept & Choreography: Jyotsna Vaidee Dance Collaborators: Anisha Yarlapti and Swathi Ramesh Music Composition & Violin: Maiyuren Srikumar Videography: Leo Mar Lighting Design: Danielle Ferguson Flyer Design: Anika Vittal Keyboard: Kanus Mukunthas Percussion: Kirshan Sabeshkumar Konnal: RavindraBharathy Voice: Snigdha Venkataramani, Devinya Kugathas, Siddarth Mural

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