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Published on Jul 10, 2008
As part of Chicago Opera Theater's India Blooms in Chicago festival celebrating the production of John Adams' newest opera, A Flowering Tree, COT presented "Stories in Motion: Narrative Dance in India" at the International House at University of Chicago. See how various styles of Indian dance shape storytelling thru footwork, gesture, athleticism and music. Dancers Rumya P. Chatterjee (Kuchipudi), Shipra Mehrotra (Odissi), Kiran Chouhan (Kathak) with commentary by University of Chicago Professor Wendy Doniger. Done in partnership with University of Chicago (Graham School of General Studies, South Asia Language and Area Center, and International House) and Anila Sinha Foundation.