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Navarasa Dance Theater Based on Draupadi by Mahasweta Devi

Choreography and Direction: Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda
Script: Aparna Sindhoor and S M Raju
Performance: Anil Natyaveda, Raghu Narayanan, Rajesh Raveendran
Smitha Radha Krishnan and Aparna Sindhoor

The Encounter is based on India’s renowned writer Mahasweta Devi’s short story. Mahasweta Devi was awarded the Magsaysay Award (which is known as the Asian Noble Prize.) A story of Dopdi and her fight against the military powers that try to oppress the indigenous communities. The unarmed Dopdi poses a challenge to the armed military that is poignant to the times we live in-whether it India, Iraq, China or elsewhere.

Indian martial art- kalari payattu, folk dances, Bharatanatyam, yoga, theater, and music from around the worldcome together in The Encounter.


Usha gangli



SATF 2010 will be held at NJPAC, New Jersey on November 20th and 21st 2010



Venue NJPAC – Victoria Theater
20th November 2010

7:00pm - Door Opens

7:30pm - Event Starts
Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater/Theatrix, New Jersey

21st November 2010

2:30pm - Door Opens

3:00pm - Epic Actors' Workshop, New Jersey
5:00pm - Post performance discussion



Tickets can be purchased directly form NJPAC website

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