Sunday March 1, 2020
Lang Theatre, Atlas Intersections Festival
1333 H Street NE,
Washington, DC 20002
The performance will be followed by a talk-back with the artists.
The nine planets (or nava graha in Sanskrit) are worshipped as deities in Vedic Astrology. In the body, they facilitate the working of individual karma, while in the world, the unraveling of collective karma. Based on the idea that each of us has traits of Navagraha within us, dancers will explore and use the 9 energies to connect the Self with the Universe. These planets according to Hinduism are: Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Guru/Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu & Ketu (North & South Nodes).
Dancers: Aditi Bhandari, Aishwarya Subramanian, Akshaya Anand, Geetika Reichmann, Madhulika Nallani, Nisha Pawar, Sejal Sinha, Surya Radhakrishnan, Vandana Sathiyamoorthy
Concept & Direction: Shobha Subramanian and Aishwarya Subramanian
Music Composition: Ramya S Kapadia
Visual Art: Shanthi Chandrasekar