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Miller Outdoor Theatre welcomes the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble for a night of Indian dance and song
HOUSTON―The Miller Outdoor Theatre, where performances are always FREE, presents India’s internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble for a special performance of “Pratima: Reflection” on April 25 at 8 p.m.
The ensemble will perform in the Odissi style, one of India’s oldest classical dance forms from the state of Orissa known for its sensuousness and lyricism.
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will combine this traditional dance with melody, drum rhythms and singing to create a fiery explosion of color and sound that speaks of love, union and the connection that occurs between humans and the divine. “Pratima: Reflection” is a work that explores the relationship between the dancer and her dance as she seeks an image of herself through the essential truths: creation, contemplation, separation and the duality of the human spirit.
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble performs classical, traditional Indian dance forms with a contemporary flair. Since its New York debut in 1996, the ensemble has performed all over the world, from Europe to the Middle East and even Hawaii. Its first full-length production, “Sri - In Search of the Goddess,” premiered in New Delhi in 2001 and in the U.S. in 2002.
Artistic director and choreographer Surupa Sen was the first student at the Nrityagram dance village in India, where she began her Odissi training with the late body language genius and major architect of Odissi, Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra. Sen received the Raza Foundation Award for Excellence in Dance in 2007 and the Yagnaraman Award for Excellence in Dance from the prestigious Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in 2008.
A unique Houston treasure located in Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre has entertained and delighted several generations of Houstonians. Pack a picnic basket, a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the performance from the hill, or sit in the brand new seats under the canopy.
Approximately 1,700 new seats have just been installed under the canopy. All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE OF CHARGE; however, tickets for assigned seating under the canopy are available at the Miller Theatre Box Office on a first-come first-serve basis between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day of the performance. Please only four (4) tickets per person. Remaining tickets are given out one hour before the performance starts.
For more information, call 281-373-3386 or visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com