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Explorations

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Saturday, Sep. 21 5:00 PM Buy Tickets

Samarpanam Houston

Explorations

By the Anubhava Dance Company; Concept, Choreography, & Direction: Shriya Srinivasan and Joshua George

About the show:

Emotions sway all human behavior. Explorations interfaces science, technology, philosophy, and medicine with dance in a theatrical foray traversing the complexities of human behavior. Utilizing the vocabulary of Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) to explore a myriad of themes - including scientific exploration, mental health, and multicultural literature- each piece dissects a different component of movement and music through intellectual and artistic lenses. Integrating original musical scores and choreography, this production is sure to spark curiosity in all ages and backgrounds of viewers.

FEATURING:

Shriya Srinivasan
Joshua George
Sita Vakkalanka 
Swathi Jaisankar 
Shriya Srinivas

About the Anubhava Dance Company:

Do you remember the first time you laughed unstoppably? Cried over a silly misunderstanding? Felt enraged by a social injustice? At Anubhava, we aim to capture, explore, and analyze the myriad of uniquely human emotions through the mediums of Indian classical dance and music. The Anubhava Dance Company, founded by Dr. Shriya Srinivasan and Joshua George in 2015, comprises a vibrant group of second-generation Indian-American, award-winning artists. The company's repertoire ranges from traditional works exploring the depth of Bharatanatyam to modern thematic works expanding the horizons of the Indian-classical arts. Since its inception, the company has staged over 3 evening length productions and 6 new works with original concepts, music, and choreography.

The company premiered at the prestigious Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival, receiving critical acclaim. Anubhava has since toured across the United States, impressing audiences, raising funds for charitable organizations through performances, and encouraging youth to continue pursuing the Indian classical arts - even with rigorous academic commitments. 

In recent years, Shriya and Joshua have infused their training in science and medicine into their works, creating pieces that explore these intersections. The company recently developed an Immersive Haptics Platform to augment the sensory experience of dance. The technology enables audiences to feel intricate footwork during performances through a mobile application. This work will be featured on PBS NOVA’s Built World Series set to be aired in the Fall of 2024.

Anubhava’s work has been commissioned by the MIT Media Lab, Harvard ArtLab and has produced original creations for SEWA International, International Services Center and the American India Foundation.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 at 5:00 PM

RUNTIME:
1 hour 15 minutes with no intermission

TICKETS:
RESERVED SEATING
$100 Platimum Seating
$50 Gold Seating
$25 Silver Seating


GENERAL INFORMATION

*Online sales will end 30 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time. At this time tickets may be purchased in-person at the box office.

The box office opens 2 hours prior to the performance time for WILL CALL and walkup sales.

All sales are final. No refunds or cancellations available after purchase.

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