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The Idea of God

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Sunday, Jun. 30 4:00 PM Buy Tickets

Indian Performing Arts Samskriti

The Idea of God

An exploration, through the medium of Bharatanatyam, of previously unseen texts and narratives in Indian philosophy and thought. Is he the creator, or is he my creation? Does God reside in art, or is art a pathway to him? Do I seek him?

Samskriti is a reputed Houston based arts organization that prides itself on its high caliber performances by renowned artists from all over the world. One such artist is  Dr. Apoorva Jayaraman, one of the most sought after young dancers in India today. Apoorva is a Bharatanatyam artiste based in Chennai with a multidimensional interest in the classical arts. Apart from being a performer, she is a Junior Fellow of the Ministry of Culture (GoI) researching The Role of Art in Knowledge Advancement. She has conceived and curated noteworthy dance-related conferences called Navadisha - New voices in Dance  and fosters an active interest in Arts Policy in India. She has recently also edited and published a book called Why do we dance? with contributions from many young thinkers and artists in the field. She is the co-founder of RootEd Foundation that is working in the areas of dance education and awareness. She holds a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge and a Masters degree in Physics from University of Oxford.

Apoorva's depth of knowledge and her creativity are evident in her outstanding choreography and her choice of unusual themes. A perfect example is her newest production, THE IDEA OF GOD, which asks the questions, is He the creator, or is he my creation? Does God reside in art, or is art a pathway to him? Do I seek 'him', or is 'She' in me? This solo dance performance will explore, through the medium of Bharatanatyam, the idea of God in Indian philosophy and thought through the exploration of previously unseen texts and narratives. From ancient scriptures like the Vedas and from Sangam texts, all the way down to revolutionary and modern writing of the 21st century, this visual journey probes the Indian understanding of God through the centuries. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 at 4:00 PM
Matchbox 4

90 minutes with no intermission

Reserved Seating
$50 Premium
$25 Regular
$12 Students/Seniors

Groups of 10 or more can get regular seating for $12 each
when using code GROUP2024 at checkout.

Lap children 2 and under are free



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