"The only proper response to dancers this amazing is worship!" The New York Times
To celebrate the Illuminating India exhibition, we are delighted to welcome the world-renowned Nrityagram Dance Ensemble to the Science Museum for two very special intimate evenings of dance and live music.
One of India's most highly-regarded dance companies, Bangalore’s Nrityagram have performed worldwide, including in the USA, Japan, the Middle East and Singapore, and at Edinburgh Festival and the Southbank Centre. Experts in the Odissi dance form – a 2000-year-old classical dance style that originated in the Hindu temples of Odisha – Nrityagram’s hypnotically fluid movements, delicate, sensual yet muscular style and ornate garments make for a truly spellbinding performance. They will be performing Sriyah, bringing to life ancient wisdom, sacred rituals and divine transformation.
Watch and you might witness a sacred transfiguration: from stage to temple, from woman to goddess. Complimented by traditional live music, with instrumentation including the harmonium, manjira, mardala, violin and bamboo flute, this will be unlike anything the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre has seen before.