Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The First Indo-American Dance Production in Chennai

Sunday night January 13 we had a triumphant production in Chennai! On Saturday, Maja our trusted Lighting Designer began the technical load in to the large auditorium. On Sunday night the audience filed in and filled the auditorium. There were gorgeous giant posters not just advertising the show but also speaking of the history of John Britto's initial State Dept. visit to the States and how our organizations both began this collaboration in 2006. Two years later the work has really paid off!

John Britto's Dance Company performed the new work I choreographed beautifully. We were all so impressed by their physicality and performance quality. The audience loved the show and we received wonderful reviews in The Hindu newspaper, the NewIndPress and ChennaiOnline.

This was truly a life changing experience which we will remember forever. I know that this experience will open sincere Indo-American relations through dance on an ongoing basis. John launched his new Dance Connect project which will continue to bring American artists to Southern India produced at an extremely high level. My sincere thanks to John Britto and the dancers of the John Britto Dance Company for their hospitality and warmth. My company is forever appreciative!

Warmest, Dana


Anonymous said...

Dear Dana and Dancers, Thank you for sharing your experience in India, and congratulations on your success there! Sincerely, Jane McKee

Anonymous said...

hi guys im shana from canada im a big fan of john brittos dance group

Anonymous said...

hi guys

Anonymous said...

i love john brittos dance group, u guys a amazing dancers,iwant to talk to u guys(shamm.a.j & all of the dancers)bye & keep it up.

shadia said...

hi there! can u please post more pictures [taken during "the first indo-amercian dance production in chennai"]?iwould greatly appreciate tht. thanks.