Sat, April 22 - 8pm
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Co-curated by Rajika Puri
7pm - pre-Show Lec-Dem by Rajika Puri "The Cultural Contexts of Mohiniyattam & Kathak"
Chat & chai with the artists after the performance
Neena Prasad is considered one of the leading representatives of the Mohiniyattam dance form, performing at the most prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad. Dr. Prasad is a rare blend of successful academic and superb performing artist. She has been at the forefront of change in Mohiniyattam, with her innovative techniques and stylistic approach. Her performances have won enthusiastic acclaim in India’s artistic circuits and she has also been the recipient of distinguished awards from the Kerala Sangeeth Academy and Madras Music Academy.
Her program of original works includes a piece on Amrapali, a famed royal courtesan of the 6th century BCE who became one of the Buddha's inner circle of preacher monks. Neena is accompanied by composer-vocalist Madhavan Nampoothiri, percussionist Ramesh Babu and violinist Padmanabha.
Drenched in Devotion – The Hindu Review