Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Curtain at 7:00 pm in the Valborg Theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes Aniruddha Knight & Ensemble for a one-night-only performance as part of a seven-day residency in Dance Studies and Music.
Aniruddha Knight is a ninth generation descendant of a 200-year-old family of dancers and musicians, and the grandson of world famous Balasaraswati, classical dance. In his concert work, he present the sole surviving example of a continuous family practice of music and dance once almost exclusively performed by a traditional matrilineal community of performing artists in South India.
Aniruddha Knight has performed since 2003 in numerous US venues including Jacob’s Pillow, Asia Society, American Dance Festival, the Center for World Music, World Music Institute, and universities such as UCLA, Wesleyan, and the University of Oklahoma. In 2005, Bala Music and Dance presented Aniruddha Knight and Ensemble in a 6-state US tour with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding enabled Knight’s second major US tour in 2008. Shorter tours took place in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014. In addition to their work in the US, Knight and his ensemble perform regularly throughout India.
For tickets and more information contact the Box Office.