East West Players in association with Navarasa Dance Theatre presents
By Aparna Sindhoor, S.M. Raju and Anil Natyaveda
Music by Isaac Thomas Kottukapally
Directed & Choreographed by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda
Inspired by a short story by Mahasweta Devi
September 6-October 7, 2012
ENCOUNTER is a dance theatre production that unearths various kinds of encounters, with the Divine, the Self, Love and the military. ENCOUNTER explores imageries from the lives of communities from around the world - whether it is Native American history or indigenous peoples' history globally; or a modern day occurrence in Iraq, Afghanistan or Rwanda.
ENCOUNTER is based on a story about an indigenous woman, Dopdi, inspired by Magsaysay award-winning writer Mahasweta Devi's work and adapted for the stage by S M Raju and Aparna Sindhoor. Veteran Indian actor, Dr. Mohan Agashe says, "[Encounter] is a powerful piece. It is gorgeously staged. The dances are beautiful, and the impact of the show makes one think about it for a long time."
East West Players in association with Navarasa Dance Theater presents ENCOUNTER
Director's Commentary with Aparna Sindhoor
Audiences Love ENCOUNTER!
Preview Performances Thursday, September 06 - Sunday, September 09, 2012 Opening Night Wednesday, September 12, 2012, $60 all seats. Includes pre-show hosted bar & post-show reception with cast and crew.
Wed-Thurs at 8pm Balcony $26/Orchestra $31
Fri-Sat at 8pm Balcony $31/Orchestra $36
Sun at 2pm Balcony $31/Orchestra $36
*$4 per ticket handling fee on all regular ticket purchases.
Running Time: 80 minutes
Student and Senior Discounts $5 off regular ticket price. Special Group Rates available for ten (10) or more. Call (213) 625-7000 x 20 for details.
Save the Dates: Pay-What-You-Can Performances
Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 8pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8pm
Post Show Discussion (A chat with the artists after the show)
Sunday, September 23, 2012.
Sunday, September 20, 2012.
Southern California Edison Community Night
Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Wine Down Fridays
Complimentary glasses of red or white wine before the show, during the regular performance run. (Must be 21+ years of age.)