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Samsara: Dancing the Everyday

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Samsara: Dancing the Everyday

at The Dance Complex, Julie Ince Thompson Theatre

536 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139


Friday, May 31, 2019| 8pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019| 8pm


ONLINE PRESALE: $20 General Admission, $15 BDA/Student/Senior/Military
PURCHASES AT THE DOOR: $25 General Admission, $20 BDA/Student/Senior/Military


NATyA Dance Collective presents an evening of Bharatanatyam that reflects upon the significance of our human everyday experiences: the rhythm of the drum, love and loss, searching without end, and the complexities of human relationships. Set to an eclectic score that includes new music by Carnatic saxophonist and composer Prasant Radhakrishnan, Samsara presents a dynamic selection of classic and contemporary pieces choreogrphed by NATyA dancers from around the Boston area. Featuring: Smitha Radhakrishnan, Aditi Subramaniam, Usha Narayana, Divya Satishchandra, and Gowri Vijayakumar.


ABOUT NATYA DANCE COLLECTIVE

NATyA Dance Collective brings together rigorously trained Bharatanatyam artists to create and perform original choreography that aims to reach a culturally diverse audience. Working collaboratively, we integrate Bharatanatyam movement vocabularies with eclectic musical scores, English narrative, and cross-cultural conceptual frameworks to create work that is at once traditional and contemporary.

Dr. Smitha Radhakrishnan, NATyA’s artistic director, has been learning and performing Bharatanatyam for over three decades, having studied with prominent teachers in the U.S. and India since childhood. In 2003, she founded NATyA Dance Company with Vallari Shah in Oakland, California. This collective group of dancers created new work and performed over 80 shows in the Bay Area, including four original productions staged in Berkeley and San Francisco. Since moving to the Boston area in 2008, Radhakrishnan has performed with Aparna Sindhoor's Navarasa Dance Theater, and continues to study Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance with Dr. Sindhoor and co-director Anil Natyaveda. Radhakrishnan started NATyA Dance Studio in Natick in 2015, offering classes for children and adults, as well as Open Studio sessions for advanced dancers. These Open Studio sessions have evolved into the NATyA Dance Collective. In her professional life, Radhakrishnan is Associate Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College.

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Online ticket sales end 2 hours prior to the start of the event. Pre-registration is only available online via credit card payment. Tickets may still be purchased at the door, generally for a higher rate, using cash, check, or credit card.

Late seating is at the discretion of the artist and The Dance Complex, and may not be available after the start time of a performance. In general, we advise arriving at least 15 minutes before the show start time. Doors open 45 minutes prior to show, at which time our bar is open in our lobby space. After the show has begun, entry is not guaranteed and refunds are not available. You may receive a refund through Eventbrite up until 24 hours prior to the event.

Our ground-level lobby area and performance space as well as our second floor Julie Ince Thompson Theater are ADA compliant. There is a motorized lift that can bring one person at a time from the ground floor to the second floor where our theater is located should a guest wish to use it. There is no elevator. Accessible seating is available in the first row of our four-row seating area. Steps lead to the other rows of seating. Gender-neutral accessible bathrooms are located on both the ground and second-floor levels of the building.

If you have any further questions or concerns about refunds or ticketing, please contact Jake Crawford, Front of House Manager, at jake@dancecomplex.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility at The Dance Complex, please contact Kara Fili at kara@dancecomplex.org.


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