Thoughts on Gnosis (Akram Khan): A Wake-Up Call for ‘Contemporary Dance’ in the Region

There still exist some myths, particularly in the classical dance circles in our region that contemporary dance has no substance and contemporary dance artists can’t really dance. This is perhaps mainly due to the fact that in our part of the world, what we see as ‘contemporary dance’ is not really contemporary dance at all,… Read More Thoughts on Gnosis (Akram Khan): A Wake-Up Call for ‘Contemporary Dance’ in the Region

What Samhara Means: A review of Samhara and an unraveling of what it really means for Sri Lankan Dance

Samhara is a new dance work created by the Odissi dance ensemble, Nrityagram, together with their long-term friends and collaborators in Sri Lanka, the Chitrasena Dance Company. It was performed over the weekend at the Lionel Wendt Theatre in Colombo, fresh off the plane after a successful tour of United States and Mexico, having premiered… Read More What Samhara Means: A review of Samhara and an unraveling of what it really means for Sri Lankan Dance