Soham In-Studio: A Monthly Performance Series
UPDATE: After four successful shows, we are putting our series on hold due to renovations at our studio space. As soon as our facility is back in order, we will be inviting you to the next show this summer. Check back for updates!
Read the CHICAGO READER preview:
Dance artist Anjal Chande performs original solo repertoire and works-in-progress in the intimate Soham Dance Space studio located in Chicago's Wicker Park. Witness live dance up close and personal and enter Chande's world where she weaves together music, poetry and philosophy with topical and humanistic themes. Chande's work, rooted in bharatanatyam technique, seeks to bridge the traditional and contemporary with an audience outside the classical dance world.
A discussion following the performance will include light refreshments and time to dialogue with the artist and fellow attendees.
Anjal Chande is a 2nd generation Indian-American practitioner of bharatanatyam dance and Founder/Director of Soham Dance Space in Chicago, which she leads with an expansive vision of the possibilities for Indian dance.. She has trained under Hema Rajagopalan in Chicago and later studied under renowned gurus of India: Bhagwatula Sri Seetharam Sharma of Kalakshetra, Smt. Jayanthi Subramaniam, and Smt. Bragha Bessel. She is a tabla player and percussionist, having studied extensively under Raju Deshmukh and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music. Chande has performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world including the World Music Festival in Chicago, Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver, Nrtya Sura Bharati Festival at Chinmaya Vibhooti, Pune, National Center for Performing Arts & National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, and Brahma Gana Sabha & German Hall in Chennai. Chande actively produces her own shows, for which she writes her own poetry and composes original music in tandem with her dance-making. Time Out Chicago has described her work as "arrestingly poetic" and "breaking out of the box of ethnic dance."
Soham Dance Space (View)
922 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL 60622
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