The Department of Dance and the South Asia Institute at Columbia University present the Kathak Ensemble & Friends performing eight poems by six dancers with original music. “We Sinful Women” was conceived by Janaki Patrik, artistic director of the NYCbased classical Indian dance company, Kathak Ensemble & Friends, and choreographed with the dancers. Speaking through a contemporary dance vocabulary influenced by Indian and Pakistani folk and classical dance, the production depicts women’s passionate resistance to repression, and features original music by two-time Canadian Grammy winner and composer Kiran Ahluwalia. Following the performance, a panel discussion will be moderated by Columbia University’s Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities and director of the South Asia Institute Gauri Viswanathan.
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