Dust • May 2001 • Synopsis
PREMIERE IN USA & INDIA:
created for four dancers, two from each dance company. Arangham's
Anusha Subramanyam and L Narendra Kumar, and Alloy's Andre Koslowski and
Gwen Ritchie bring alive an exciting blend of two cultures that reflects
the ancient with the modern.
The premiere of DUST was performed at the Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, USA, in May 2001. Two more performances at the Byham between September 13-15, 2001 created a stir soon after the September 11 tragedies that hit America. Anita opened the work with Rabindranath Tagore's poem "Where the Mind is without fear". Over 300 people attended the show and joined in a tearful but elated ovation at the conclusion.
The work impressed many presenters in the USA and was invited to America's most prestigious performing arts university, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, in March 2002. This was followed by a one week residency on campus, in Indian classical and contemporary dance. DUST visited several cities in the U.S. in spring 2003.
DUST travelled to India in November / December 2002. It was premiered at New Delhi , Hyderabad and in Chennai as part of 'The Other Festival' between December 1-7,2002.
details check India Tour