Shorter Works

 

WAITING FOR THE FIFTH ARROW

 

A duet between solo dancer and live pianist performing the second movement of Beethoven’s 7th piano sonata (Op.10/3).


An exploration of love, fate and death, the title of the piece refers to Hindu mythology, in which the god of love (Kama) carries a bow with five arrows in his quiver. As he shoots his arrows one by one, the lover passes through the joys and torments of each of the five stages of desire and passion. The fifth arrow brings climax and release – being death itself.

Credits

Choreography: Preeti Vasudevan

Music: Piano Sonata #7 (Op.10/3) by Ludwig van Beethoven

Lighting: Les Dickert

Costumes: Deanna Berg

Photo credits: Steven Schreiber

TIDES OF THE MOON

 

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—which is sharper with quick changes.


The production showcases a 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.

Credits

Choreography: Preeti Vasudevan
Music: Ben Foskett
Lighting: Les Dickert
Costumes: Joy Havens, Preeti Vasudevan

Photo credits: Steven Schreiber

BOXED

 

Boxed is a classical work by Preeti Vasudevan with collaborators Roopa Mahadevan on vocals and Rajna Swaminathan on Mridnagam (South Indian percussion).

 

Commissioned by legendary dancer and educator, Jacques d’Amboise and his National Dance Institute, Boxed is performed as a bare bones show revealing the classical form as it is experienced in the studio. The performance is acoustic and without the traditional costumes and bells.

Credits

Choreography: Preeti Vasudevan

Music: Roopa Mahadevan (with Rajna Swaminathan)

Boxed was specially created for Jacques d’Amboise and the dancers at the National Dance Institute.

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