Guna: Chaos, Passion, Light

Trinayan is excited to premiere its new production Guna: Chaos, Passion, Light at Joyce SoHo, June 5th through Sunday, June 8th, 2008! Guest artists from India; award-winning choreographer, Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, the outstanding odissi dancer, Rahul Acharya, and the renowned bamboo flutist, Abhirama Nanda join Trinayan for a fantastical performance. Added collaboraters include guest artists from NYC and Canada; Shobana Raghavan and Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay- vocals; Naren Bhudhakar- tabla; Devraj Pattnaik- pahkawaj; and Ananda Chanda- sitar.

Using a pastiche of live music, movement, and spoken word,
Guna looks to the east for revelation of the elements that bind the soul - purity, passion, and darkness. Featuring the NYC premiere of the powerful, imaginative Sapta Matrikas- Seven Divine Mothers
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Bani Ray, Kakoli Mukherjee, Taiis Pascal, Donia Salem, Nalini Singh
Guest dancer: Rahul Acharya

Guna is set to a live musical score with Guru Durga Charan Ranbir - Ukkuta (spoken rhythmic syllables), Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay and Shobana Raghavan - vocals, Abhiram Nanda - bamboo flute, Devraj Patnaik - Pahkawaj, Naren Budhakar - tabla, and Ananda Chanda - Sitar

Joyce SoHo

Tickets: $22,$15 seniors/students, 212-431-9233
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155 Mercer St. (b/w Houston & Prince St.)
New York, NY 10012
By subway: Rahul Acharya and Trinayan Collective
R train to Prince St. Photos by: Randeep Mukherjee
F, V, B or D train to Broadway/Lafayette
6 train to Bleecker St.

Trinayan's Visiting Artists;

Guru Durga Charan Ranbir

Trinayan's Guru, Sri Durga Charan Ranbir, is the most celebrated protegé of the Late Dr. Deba Prasad Das. He is responsible for popularizing the Deba Prasad Gurukul across the globe. For him,Odissiis not just a profession, but a way of life. Born in the remote village of Kamaguru, in the Khurda district of Orissa, Sri Ranbir was attracted to dance and music from early childhood. His passion for dance was not encouraged by his family - being born in a Zamindar family, he was expected to take up an academic profession. While in school, Guruji would skip classes on the slightest pretense and would go to watch any cultural program being held. In 2005, Guruji was honored recipient of the highest award an artist receive in India, The Sangeet Academy Award

Abhirama Nanda
Shri Abhiram Nanda is one of the most promising young flautists of his generation, having performed internationally as a soloist and accompanist He was initiated into music at a young age by his father, Shri Ashok Kumar Nanda. He received rigorous and sustained training from one of the most highly regarded flautists in Orissa, Professor Mohini Mohan Pattnaik, before continuing with the renowned maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Sri Nanda received his Masters in Music from Utkal University in Bhubaneswar in 1998. A talented musician with a rare sensitivity, Sri Nanda has earned a number of awards and honors both at the state and national level to include: the Senior National Scholarship from the Department of Culture, Government of India.

Rahul Acharya

Student of Guru Shri Durga Charan Ranbir, Rahul started studying Odissi dance at the age of 4, attracted by a strong passion for the profoundly religious experience of traditional dance in Jagannatha's culture. He also studied Hatha and Raja Yoga at the Satyananda Yoga Vidyalaya, Bihar School of Yoga. Together with his dedication the traditional Indian culture, Rahul also cultivated his interest for modern science and obtained a Master of Sciences in BiotechnologHe is the recipient of a Senior Scholarship from India's Department of Culture,Ministry of Tourism & Culture. He has been an empanelledArtist for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) since March 2003.

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