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"Saayujya - The Merging"

  • The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago 10915 Lemont Road Lemont, IL 60439 (map)


Saayujya (The Merging) is a world premiere of an original work, created by the renowned artists T.M. Krishna & Priyadarsini Govind from India and presented by Natya Dance Theatre. 
Tickets start at $20 - click here to purchase.

This new work is centered around liberation from and evolution beyond our small personal selves in order to soar to the larger collective and higher planes of meaning and existence. The performance combines the two powerful and classical art forms of Carnatic music and Bharata Natyam dance, which together create a mesmerizing abstraction of the human experience, longing and flight into spiritual heights. 
Priyadarsini Govind and T.M. Krishna, preeminent artists who have been transforming the shape and progression of their two classical art forms for more than a decade, connect the spirits of the two great art forms. 
In the words of T.M.Krishna: “Our process for the new work focuses on analogous forms of artistic exploration and sharing, on looking at form and structure not in a dry or even strictly beautiful sense, but to further critical questions about connecting true spirit of Carnatic music and Bharata Natyam to contemporary culture, of going beyond the physical and personal to the non-articulated and collective. I think within this idea is embedded the spirit of improvisation, sharing, responding and respecting.”

Earlier Event: April 16
"The Flowering Tree"
Later Event: July 1
Antaraa Anandan arangetram