Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and trained in Bangladesh, India and Canada, choreographer and dancer Arno Kamolika specializes in the classical Indian style of bharatanatyam. This beautiful and expressive form draws on poetry, music, mythology and spirituality, exploring stories and emotions through intricate movements and percussive rhythms. The program will feature narrative and non-narrative-based dances, ranging from traditional solos to vibrant contemporary pieces inspired by Bengali literature and culture, with guest dance artists Malavika Santhosh and Kiruthika Rathanaswami, and live music by Curtis Andrews (Mridangam), Shankhanaad Mallick (vocals) and Sharanjeet Singh Mand (Sitar).
Photos by Chris Randle
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