Ocean County College presents it’s first ever performance of Indian arts with Pradhanica!
If you missed the debut of Pradhanica’s full show at Princeton Festival, here is your chance to see the show that has been garnering rave reviews!
There is rhythm in peace, rhythm in anger, rhythm in the way that we move. Inspired by it’s perversive power, Pradhanica explores how rhythm unites dance and music. Fast-paced footwork, dizzying spins, and dynamic drumming come together in this contemporary presentation of the Indian classical dance form of Kathak. In Pradhanica, named for female “leader” or “head,” the dancer demonstrates her mastery over rhythm. Choreographer, dancer, and percussionist Jin Won – described as “exuberant” by The New York Times collaborates with renowned Indian music maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil to create percussion driven work that has a transformative effect.
“(Pradhanica is) a treasure. Along with Ms. Won’s fleet-footed choreography, Pandit Divyang Vakil composed the music, which illuminated various Indian rhythms in enticingly offbeat ways. Ms. Won’s musicality transformed her dancing into something primal. The tension between wildness and control was a hallmark of Ms. Won.” – New York Times