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Rajika Puri and Dancers

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TAPASYA: Ascetic Power and Tales of the Ganges


Tapasya: Ascetic Power and Tales of the Ganges is an evening of dan ces - and danced stories – on ascetics in mythology and in contemporary India, which unfolds in three acts:

The Cosmic Lord -
SHIVA

The Celestial River-
GANGA

The Great Immersion -
MAHA-KUMBHA


Seven new interlinked works explore the power generated by
asceticism as a physically manifest force –often called a
‘dance’ – described in ancient legends and embodied by
modern day sadhus. They say this power created the universe;
it caused the river Ganges to flow. Words spoken in ascetic
‘heat’ have irrevocable consequences.

Seven new interlinked works explore the power generated by
asceticism as a physically manifest force –often called a
‘dance’ – described in ancient legends and embodied by
modern day sadhus. They say this power created the universe;
it caused the river Ganges to flow. Words spoken in ascetic
‘heat’ have irrevocable consequences.

Included in the program is a ground-breaking form of danced story-telling developed by Rajika, in which dances that retell stories from India’s rich legacy of legends and myth are performed to a blend of traditional song, chants, and spoken rhythmic syllables, as well as a text in English.

TAPASYA was inspired by Wandering with Sadhus: Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas by Dr Sondra L. Hausner

WHEN: Thursday, May 7th thru Sunday, May 10th
Thursday thru Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 3pm.


LOCATION:



TICKETS:
Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street (bet. Houston and Prince)
N/R/W to Prince, B/D/F/V to Broadway/Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker

$25; $20 seniors/students
For tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.joyce.org


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