Indian Dance Troupes Nrityagram and Chitrasena Make San Diego Debuts

Alright dance devotees, prepare to have your world rocked as two global powerhouses twirl into San Diego for a mind-blowing debut at The Conrad!

India’s Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and Sri Lanka’s Chitrasena Dance Company are joining forces for an electrifying showcase fusing classical moves with cultural grooves that’ll leave you dizzy with delight.

Prepare to pick your jaws up off the floor!

One of the premier Indian dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble has the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times’ “Best Dance of the Year” list two consecutive years in a row, in 2016 and 2016.

The two troupes, in their joint program Āhuti, will make their San Diego debuts presented by La Jolla Music Society for two nights in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad in La Jolla.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Āhuti: The Nrityagram & Chitrasena Collaboration

In a cultural dialogue delivered through movement and music, these two world-renowned dance companies present a fusion of classical and cultural dance, diving deep into the historical and cultural roots of India’s Odissi Dance and Sri Lankan Kandyan Dance.

The work engages in a conversation between the distinct dance traditions and movement vocabularies of each country in the second cross-cultural collaboration between these two acclaimed companies.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

More than a dance company, Nrityagram was founded as a school devoted to Indian dance. The all-female ensemble’s daily life of intensive training and meditation brings to the stage compelling, captivating performances that are at once sensual and lyrical, accompanied by live music.

Led by Artistic Director Surupa Sen, the company has achieved worldwide critical acclaim, performing globally including an annual tour to the United States.

The New York Times raved, “One of the most extraordinary dance events of the year…The only proper response to dancers this amazing is worship.” “So beguiling, you resist blinking in case you miss a moment!” added The Herald.

Chitrasena Dance Company

Founded by Guru Chitrasena in 1943, the Chitrasena Dance Company has always been at the forefront of transforming Sri Lanka’s traditional arts landscape.

Chitrasena is recognized for rescuing the traditional dances confined to village settings and presenting them to audiences in Sri Lanka and worldwide.

Today, the dance school and company continue to forge new paths and set the benchmark for Sri Lankan dance the world over.

See you there!

Tickets are $46 to $81 and can be purchased here.

For more info about Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, visit their website here. More about Chitrasena Dance Company can be found here.

See you there, San Diego!

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  • Start Date
    March 20, 2024 7:30 pm
  • End Date
    March 21, 2024 9:30 pm
  • Status
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    • The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
  • Address
    7600 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, California 92037
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