Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance + Bhangra Dance Party
Award-winning fusion Indian dance + Bhangra dance party
Fri Dec 9 + Sat Dec 10 at 8pm / Sun Dec 11 at 3pm
Fri/Sat evenings: $25 dance performance + Bhangra dance party / $15 for just Bhangra dance party / Family matinee on Sun: $8-$12
Black Box Theatre + Ballroom
Dance performance and Bhangra dance party:
8pm on Fri and Sat: $25 / 3pm Sun for families: $12 adults + $8 kids
Bhangra dance party: 9pm on Fri and Sat / $15
Open dress rehearsal: Thu Dec 8 / 7:30pm / Free
This tour of Dakshina is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts
A thrilling performance showcasing award-winning fusion Indian dance work by the acclaimed Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company. Bhangra dance parties with DJs in our Ballroom follow all dance performances—including the Sunday matinee which is special for families!
For the Artisphere engagement, the Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company warms you up with Singh's signature fusion work "Vasanth," which depicts the Indian myth of how spring comes to earth--the work premiered to critical acclaim at Kennedy Center's Maximum India Festival. "Since You've Asked" is a tender duet for two men drawing on Singh's gestural, lyrical work.
Other highlights include Eric Hampton's "By the Light...," a gem of a dance depicting Hampton's struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease. It was interesting that Hampton chose the Moonlight Sonata for the score--historians now agree that the music was written during Beethoven's middle period, when he had already begun losing his hearing. Whether by choice or by luck, the poignancy of a choreographer losing his ability to move, and a musician losing his ability to hear are brought together in this little gem of a dance. The evening will close with Ludovic Jolivet's whimsical and poignant work "Voy Y Vengo;" Jolivet is an Arlington based artist who creates works that connect his modern dance and mime background. In "Voy Y Vengo," the dancers use office chairs as their prop to explore the cycles of life.