Sunday, April 19, 2020
Revanta Sarabhai solo Bharatanatyam with live music & Parshwanath Upadhye solo Bharatanatyam with live music
Doors at 6 pm
6:30 pm Pre-performance slide lecture by co-curator Rajika Puri - "Innovation in Indian Dance"
7:30 pm Performance
Post-performance 'Chat & Chai' with the performers
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, Manhattan
Make it a family affair, bring your children (14 years and under) for $5. Children's tickets must be purchased with an Adult ticket purchase through the call center, no web sales.
Revanta Sarabhai is an actor, dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. With the recent releases of O Taareee & Dhantya Open, and the upcoming Mijaaj, Revanta has established his presence as a leading actor of the Gujarati film industry. Having made his solo Indian classical dance-debut at age 8, Revanta has been performing as a Bharatanatyam and contemporary dancer, touring internationally with the India-based Darpana Performance Group since 1999, as well as independently since 2010. Revanta’s work has been showcased at numerous prestigious venues and festivals across the world, including Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival (UK), Korzo Theatre’s Cadance Festival of Modern Dance (NL), Europalia (BE), the Attakkalari Biennale (IN), and several others in the US. After years of acting in theatre with several leading national and international directors, in 2017, Revanta kick-started his career as a film actor, playing the lead in three Gujarati language feature films. Rooted in traditional dance and performance forms, Revanta strives to create cutting-edge work that is immersive and responsive to the society and times we live in.
There are some performances that leave an indelible impression. An impression that leaves you breathless, that stirs the soul. Revanta Sarabhai danced and his performance did just that...Arundhati Raja, Founder Trustee, Jagriti Theatre, Bangalore
Revanta Sarabhai is a dynamic aesthete who isn’t afraid of treading new terrain...Times Rouge
Sarabhai breaks open the language of Indian classical dance...De Volkskraant
Parshwanath Upadhye is one of the world's most sought-after dancers of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. He is lauded for his performances, which are a fine blend of Tandava, the masculine, and Lasya, the feminine, aspects of this classical art form. National recognition for his artistry includes the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar - the highest national award for artists under 40 by the Government of India and Sangeet Natak Academy and numerous other awards. Parshwanath trained extensively under Guru Shri Ravindra Sharma in the traditional Mysore style of Bharatanatyam. While performing around the world, he continues to deepen his learning as an artist under Padmashree Guru Smt. Sudharani Raghupati. In addition to touring globally as a soloist, he creates group work through his company Punyah Dance Company (India) and teaches the next generation of artists through his school, the Upadhye School of Dance.
A maestro in the making...Parshwanath Upadhye is a fantastic face in the culture arena…Times of India
Whoever said male dancers can not be watched in the solo recitals would certainly do a rethink on their statement after watching Parshwanath Upadhye....with a face suited to dance, he impressed with sharply sculpted movements…Indian Express
Contemporary Bharatanatyam versions composed for male energy in Bharatanatyam saw an impressive young Parwanath S. Upadhyaye in a spirited presentation, with immaculate body geometry, of ‘Purushaardham’...The Hindu