Performances

Ancient Rhythms
2001
This performance was a unique collaboration between Sreyashi Dey and yoga exponent and storyteller Alison Babusci. A blend of Odissi choreography and yogic poses, interspersed with Babusci's narration, the performance explored the common aesthetic that grounds both the performance art of Odissi and the ancient physical science of Yoga.

Ramayana
2001
Ramayana - a Dance Drama in two traditions of India and Indonesia, was a cross-cultural collaboration between Srishti and The University of Pittsburgh's Sundanese Gamelan Musical ensemble directed by Professor Andrew Weintraub. The dance-drama based on the ancient Indian epic documenting the triumph of good over evil was a unique blend of Odissi and Indonesian dance. The novel choreographies were performed to live music from Srishti's music ensemble, and the University of Pittsburgh's Sundanese Gamelan ensemble, including master drummer Undang Sumarna. Ramayana was widely previewed and reviewed in the Pittsburgh Press and was a resounding success, watched by an audience in excess of 1,200 in its two performances.

Our World: One People, Many Faces
2000
A collaborative Srishti production with modern dance company, The Mary Miller Dance Company and African Arts Ensemble UMOJA. Exploring issues of differences in perceptions of the "other", this work spanning three cultures began with images of distrust and doubt and culminated in a joyous finale. The communication between the artists worked at multiple levels, blurring lines and attempting to perform each other's styles with integrity if not mastery. Eventually, the work transcended just any one thought, it became bigger than anything each choreographer could have created alone.

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