Concept, Choreography, and Direction: Dr. Shriya Srinivasan and Joshua George
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Do you remember the first time you rode a bike? Laughed unstoppably till your stomach hurt? Fell in love? We often feel the need to encapsulate these wonderful life experiences for the long-term, whether that be by snapping a picture on our phone, sharing the news on social media, or simply writing our experiences in a journal.
Anubhava – literally meaning “The Experience,” aims to portray these life occurrences and stories that everyone can relate to through the mediums of dance and music. The Anubhava Dance Company is comprised of a vibrant group of second-generation, Indian-American/Canadian artists. Even though we practice the ancient art-form of Bharatanatyam (Indian-classical dance), we are constantly exploring the relevance it has to modern-day society.
The company was founded by Shriya Srinivasan and Joshua George in 2015, and it premiered at the prestigious Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival, receiving great acclaim. The dance company has since toured over 16 cities across the United States, impressing audiences and raising funds for charitable organizations at many of the programs. Through shows, the company aims to demonstrate the ability and quality of second-generation Indian-American/Canadian artists and to inspire youth to pursue Indian classical music and dance. The company's repertoire includes both traditional as well as thematic shows.
The Hindu reviewed Anubhava in 2015, stating that, “...the young ensemble rendered a performance comparable to that of experienced artists. Their energy was high; confidence, steady and handling of every raga, adept, keeping the audience in awe during the entire performance.” The success of Anubhava lies in its quality of execution as well as the strong teamwork between the dancers and musicians from different backgrounds and cities. The differences in style and convention between the dancers result in a collaborative product that is new and novel to not only the dancers but the viewers as well.”
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