Mandala Arts & Culture, The Dance Centre
By Rama Vaidyanathan & ensemble
November 8 - 15, 2021
September 18, 2021
Sannidhanam - Sacred Spaces
Commissioned by Vancouver's Mandala Arts and Culture, SANNIDHANAM is a new work choreographed by Bharatanatyam dancer Rama Vaidyanathan. It is inspired by the significance of symbols in Indian philosophy, using the precise grammar and lines of Bharatanatyam to depict a sacred geometry. Performed by seven dancers including Vaidyanathan, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience the work of one of the most celebrated Bharatanatyam dancers of her generation.
"Symbols hold a tremendous significance in Indian philosophy and many of them have become indelible tenets of knowledge and awakening. They appear to be the simplest, but are potent with layers of possibilities. This work explores the significance of the square, the circle and the triangle, integrating them with ancient literature that uses them as mediums to delineate spiritual concepts. Bharatanatyam as a dance form too with its precise grammar and lines, lends itself perfectly well to depicting these sacred geometric angles and shapes."
- Rama Vaidyanathan
Presented by Mandala Arts and Culture in partnership with The Dance Centre.