RDT’s Link Series presents CHITRAKAAVYA DANCE

September 12-14, 2024


September 12-14, 2024 | 7:30 PM
From the Cauvery River in Tamilnadu, India, to the Colorado in the USA, from the Ganga to the Jordan river and the great Salt Lake, we explore the myriad ways in which we conceptualize, worship, use and abuse our most abundant yet scarce natural resource - Water. We hope to leave the audience reflecting on how our conception and abstraction of the role rivers play in our lives, can influence (or not) the way in which we conserve/preserve/respect this resource. We will be weaving in a section on the Great Salt Lake and its place in our lives, collaborating with Nan Seymour, our resident poet advocate for the Great Salt lake. The medium of story telling is South Indian classical Dance of Bharatanatyam, but the stories will span cultures and histories and continents. Featuring all new music composition and choreography and dancers from the Chitrakaavya Dance ensemble, this is a production bridging the ancient and the modern, addressing universal human concerns.
Chitrakaavya Dance is a Salt Lake City-based non-profit that conceptualizes movement as visual poetry.  Artistic Director, Srilatha Singh, has a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 3-manifold topology, which deals with geometry of spaces and the same fascination with geometry is imbued in her passion for Indian Classical Dance. She enjoys choreographing to unexplored themes, and teaching and presenting history, mythology, rhythm, mathematics, poetry, and theatre, all through the medium of Bharatanatyam. Chitrakaavya Dance fosters innovation and excellence in this dance form, and nurtures inter-cultural conversations using the medium of performing arts, to educate, elevate and entertain. Chitrakaavya Dance is a winner of the Salt lake City Mayor's Artist Award in 2023.

RDT’s LINK Series is an outreach program offering independent choreographers the opportunity to present their work in performance. RDT provides infrastructure and advisory support for production and marketing while allowing the choreographer to retain artistic autonomy.

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