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La Jolla Music Society

Āhuti: Nrityagram & Chitrasena

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2024 · 7:30 PM
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2024 · 7:30 PM


Āhuti: Nrityagram & Chitrasena



“One of the most extraordinary dance events of the year… The only proper response to dancers this amazing is worship.”
The New York Times

See two world-renowned dance companies present a fusion of classical and cultural dance from India and Sri Lanka accompanied by live music.

Two-time “BEST DANCE OF THE YEAR” Pick by The New York Times

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and Chitrasena Dance Company collaborate to create a contemporary blend of Odissi classical dance from India and traditional Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka. The work engages in a conversation between the distinct dance traditions and movement vocabularies of each country, in the second cross-cultural collaboration between these two acclaimed companies.

One of the premier Indian dance ensembles performing today, the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble has the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times’ “Best Dance of the Year” list two consecutive years in a row.

Led by Artistic Director Surupa Sen, the company has achieved worldwide critical acclaim. performing globally including an annual tour to the United States.

“So beguiling, you resist blinking in case you miss a moment!” -— The Herald