Tides of the Moon has five performers moving to the effects of the moon. The waxing and waning rhythms of the cycles of the moon reveal two sides of the female energy: soft, delicate, lyrical, languid, and the more aggressive, detached, pulsating movement sharp with quick changes.

The waxing and waning is used as an analogy to show the dialogue between two dance styles: Classical Indian dance and western contemporary forms of movement. The combination of eastern rhythms and vocabulary with its western counterpart is brought into a pulsating, energetic dance piece.

(Originally created for the Tsunami Disaster Benefit, Organized by the Indo American Arts Council and Christies. Christies, NY, February 4th 2005)

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