Sat Cit Ananda, photo Steven Tips

Sat Cit Ananda / Loss

Jolanda Boejharat, Shailesh Bahoran | Korzo producties, Spin Off, ISH

Sat Cit Ananda
Urban dancer Shailesh Bahoran made a big impression last year at the Indian Dance Festival with his solo Heritage. Now again he is inspired by his Hindu roots for the duet Sat Cit Ananda, which he dances with partner Rajiv Bahagwandbali. They enter the mythical world of the Veda’s. Through ancient archetypes the dancers examine how power, illusion, tradition and culture form a mirror for identity and freedom in the present day. They allow themselves to be inspired by ancient traditions but use contemporary dance like popping, breakdance and experimental hip hop to tell their story. It’s remarkable how smoothly Bahoran and Bhagwanbali switch between styles and techniques’, wrote de Distinctly personal and fascinating.

Loss, Memories for the Future
Dancer and dance instructor from The Hague Jolanda Boejharat creates a personal performance about the impact of loss with three Bharatanatyam dancers. Our relationship with others can be brief, but can also be a connection that stays with us for a lifetime. Friendships, relationships, the ties with our parents and new life; our lives turn on these connections, but they can also just disappear. What happens when someone is taken from us? How do we continue on to the future?

11.30 workshop Kathak-Flamenco Fusion with Anima Jhagroe-Ruissen
14.00 Afternoon Ragas – Lenneke van Staalen and Heiko Dijker
16.00 – 18.00 Film: Sringaram
18.00 diner
19.00 – 20.00 Film: Natyanubhava

choreography Shailesh Bahoran | dance Shailesh Bahoran and Rajiv Bhagwanbali | light design Bas Vissers

Sat Cit Ananda is a production of Spin Off, Korzo producties and Ish. Made possible with the financial support of the Performing Arts Fund NL.

from the press

"Korzo’s annual Voorjaarsontwaken (Spring awakening) programme of work from new and burgeoning talent offered us a new, daring and insightful look at dance this year with its overall  theme of fusion – not only across different dance styles but also across cultures. A perfect example of this is Shailesh Bahoran’s fascinating and arresting Sat Cit Ananda, in which, with his partner Rajv Bhagwanbali, he entrances us with his idiosyncratic and unlikely mix of traditional Indian dance and elements of street dance,  like popping and experimental hip hop. The title  refers to the Hindu concept of “being, awareness, bliss” and you indeed see the dancers almost entering a state of sublime bliss, bordering on the ecstatic, as they revel in the frenetic repetitions of now staccato, now liquid movement, shadowing each other as if one being, and whipping up a frenzy that ends up in a climax of fiercely executed virtuoso horizontal hand spins by Bahoran." (Dance Europe)

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