Manipuri Dance Visions Ensemble // Show: Krishna Ningshingba
Krishna Ningshingba: Remembering Krishna in Manipuri dance
Directed by Sohini Ray
Deep into the Himalayan valley of Manipur in Northeast India dance and music is an integral part of the daily life of people. In special occasions, ritual dances are held all night in the temples portraying lives of the Hindu gods Krishna and his partner Radha. Manipuri Dance Visions Ensemble of Los Angeles brings you a show based on such a temple dance-drama where gopis or devotees of Lord Krishna are seen remembering his valiant deeds. This theatrical work showcases the rarely seen mask dances of Bakasur, the crane demon whom young Krishna kills and also the festival dance Khubak Ishei where men and women sing and dance clapping their hands traditionally celebrated in June-July during the chariot festival or Rathayatra.
About the director
Sohini Ray the world-renowned master artiste of Manipuri dance was initiated to dancing by the legendary Guru Bipin Singh and remained his disciple till his death. She stared her performing career at age seven with the Jhaveri sisters dance troupe in India and won numerous scholarships and prizes. She currently has her own dance school and company Manipuri Dance Visions in Los Angeles.
Off the Press
" Manipuri tradition flourishes : In a program of solos and duets from the Northeastern state of Manipur, the northeastern state of Manipur, Wednesday at the Fountain Theater in Hollywood, energy became a kind of spatial decoration, delicately applied with curling fingers, torsos that smoothly dipped and swiveled, feet lightly kicking or hopping. The guiding sensibility remained sweet yet sophisticated, the recurring theme the love between the Hindu deities Krishna and Radha."
Lewis Segal in Los Angeles Times
Louden Nelson Auditorium (View)
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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