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Ānanda: Dance of Joy by Christopher Gurusamy

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Eternity Playhouse Theatre presents a dance recital, Ānanda: Dance of Joy by Christopher Gurusamy.

In this Australian premiere of Ānanda: Dance of Joy, internationally acclaimed Bharata Natyam dancer Christopher Gurusamy reimagines the traditional format with his contemporary perspective. This recital presents a captivating combination of rhythm, melody, and movement that celebrates dance as a universal path towards joy.

’Ānanda’ is a Sanskrit word meaning the place in which one finds bliss. Drawing from Hindu philosophy, Indian poetry, Carnatic music, Western pop culture and the human experience, Ānanda is a journey through the repertoire of this famed South Indian dance form synthesised through a contemporary Australian voice. One of Bharata Natyam’s foremost international exponents, Christopher deconstructs the classical form to create a compelling experience for the audience.

Ānanda traverses the many shades of Bharata Natyam: from the fast-paced movements set against complex time structures, to the bliss attained through devotion, to the sensuous expressions of a lover’s yearning – all within the intimacy of the Eternity Playhouse.

Based between Sydney and Chennai, Christopher is one of the trailblazers of his generation having performed classical and original works extensively within India and globally. Born in Perth, he has emerged as one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Bharata Natyam soloists in the world.


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Eternity Playhouse Theatre,
39 Burton St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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