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Duality: Dance Ballet of India

Portland's dance maven and renowned choreographer Jayanthi Raman brings an illustrious team of international dancers and musicians in an evening of musical dance theater.

With an international cast of professional dancers from Delhi, Chennai and US featuring Indian dance forms: Bharatha Natyam and the martial arts based dance form Chhau as well as local Modern dancers in an elegant contemporary dance production.

The original music has been composed by young Mandolin maestro U. Rajesh featuring the voice of Bollywood melody king Hariharan and world class percussionists Selvaganesh and S.V. Ramani. The story line penned by local author Lalitha Ram is about young maiden Padmini who moves from her hometown Kanyakumari in South India to Portland, OR and the challenges, triumphs she deals with as an immigrant in US. Adapting some real life experiences from families around us, the dance production showcases a realistic description of events happening locally.

Referred as the "Gold Standard of Indian dance in the Northwest," Jayanthi Raman blazes the dance scene with her virtuoso performances and award winning choreography. From NEFA-NDP, Oregon Arts Commission’s Fellowship to many more accolades, the artists lends herself to graciously to the physical representation of music through the visual dynamic medium of contemporary Indian dance.

This project has been funded in part by the prestigious Creative Heights grant from the Oregon Arts Commission

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Sun 3/19/17 4:00 PM

Duality: Dance Ballet of India

Newmark Theatre
Portland, OR

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