McCarter Theatre Center Preview - They Rose at Dawn

From Bill's Desk: The Big Berlind Week
William W. Lockwood, Jr. , McCarter Theatre Special Programming Director
October 11, 2016
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Finally, our “Big Berlind Week” winds up on Sunday afternoon with another McCarter debut—our first ever presentation of Bharatanatyam, the classic dance of South India. In her acclaimed soloThey Rose at DawnAparna Ramaswamy (the “Baryshnikov” of this form of world dance), will reveal how the dancer’s body becomes an interlocking puzzle of pieces to create other worldly grace in which women are depicted as carriers of ritual. And to add to the sense of occasion, she will be accompanied by a live five-piece Carnatic music ensemble.