Sampradaya Dance Creations presents
World premiere of Pralaya
Nov 11 & 12, 2016 Toronto
Nov 13 – 29, 2016 Canada

October 18, 2016

Sampradaya Dance Creations presents the world premiere of PRALAYA - a dance theatre production that brings together Bharatanatyam and Balinese dance for the first time in Canada in a spectacular show that is a modern retelling of the Indian epic - The Mahabharata. The game of dice is the focus of the work.

Sampradaya Dance Creations’ Artistic Director, Lata Pada, joins forces with Balinese choreographer Dr. Wayan Dibia on an uncharted journey of Bharatanatyam and Balinese dance in PRALAYA.  A tale of dynastic conflict, of earth-shattering chaos and finally an abiding calm, potent with the possibility of being shattered again. 

Featuring 8 stunning dancers from Canada, India and Indonesia including:  Atri Nundy (Canada), Nithya Garg (Canada), Parshwanath Upadhye (India), Adithya Veedu (India), I Gede Radiana Putra (Indonesia), Ni Putu Ayu Era Pinatih (Indonesia), I Dewa Putu Selamat Raharja (Indonesia), Ni Putu Eka Laksmi Dewi (Indonesia) with Lata Pada and Wayan Dibia as narrators.

Choreography:  Lata Pada & Wayan Dibia
Production Manager and Lighting Designer – Arun Srinivasan
Projection Design: Jacques Collin
Music Composition: Praveen D. Rao
Stage Manager: Isolde Pleasants-Faulkner
Touring Lighting Designer – Chris Malkowski

Photos: Praveen D. Rao

Toronto Premiere:
November 11-12, 2016 at 8pm
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Canadian Tour:
November 13, 6pm: Hamilton, ON - McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College

November 16, 7:30pm: Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Theatre Centre

November 18, 8pm: Gatineau, Quebec - The Canadian Museum of History

November 20, 7pm: Montreal, Quebec - The Gesu Theatre

November 22, 7:30pm: Orillia, ON - Orillia Opera House

November 25, 8pm: Calgary, Alberta - Wright Theatre, Mount Royal University

November 26, 7pm: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Broadway Theatre

November 27, 8pm: Vancouver, British Columbia - The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

 November 29, 8pm: Markham, ON - Flato Markham Theatre

This tour has been made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Art Council Touring Program.
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