Arts + Culture » Dance

Akshongay will take your breath away

Maybe the Nova Dance performers really are weightless.

by

1 comment
JOHN LAUENER
  • John Lauener

When watching Akshongay, it's impossible not to lose your breath a little as Nova Dance's Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté flit, as though weightless, together across the floor. The dancers seem to be communicating telepathically with one another as their bodies bend and spring apart in tandem. "We're bringing contemporary dance that is inspired by and contains a strong element of bharatanatyam"—a form of classical Indian dance—explains dancer/choreographer Bhattacharya. Named after the Bengali word for "together," Akshongay is a fresh, ethereal fusion of Eastern and Western traditions. Prepare to be seriously impressed by "the strength of seeing two forms of dance integrated this way and the sense of communication that evolves between the two dancers working in different styles."

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

 

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.