BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO:
Life Eternal, a weave of Indian philosophies, is being combined into a classical Indian dance performance by the Janak Khendry Dance Company that celebrates its 39th season and Canada’s 150th Anniversary. The unique Indian classical dance creation choreographed by Janak Khendry reflects on transcending time and space, leading to eternal calm – and love, peace, freedom and happiness.
Featuring 14 dancers, including the choreographer himself, the performance will delve into ancient universal truths embraced by Jain, Hindu and Buddhist philosophies, weaving these teachings into the dance structure that also highlights the quest to attain immortality, decoded as total freedom in today’s world.
An internationally renowned dancer/choreographer, Khendhry’s dance career spans over 55 years and over one thousand dance performances across the globe. Proficient in four classical Indian dance styles: Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Sattriya and Manipuri. Khendry also studied Modern Dance at the Ohio State University for two years with an emphasis on Graham, Limon and Cunningham techniques. He is also a recipient of a scholarship from the prestigious Julliard School of Music and Dance in New York City.
Life Eternal will be presented Thursday, November 9, Friday, November 10 and – Saturday November 11 at 8pm at the Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W., 3rd Floor, Toronto.
Regular Tickets are $30 & $35; Students/Seniors/Artsworkers are $25. Groups 10+ are $20. For more information, call 416-973-4000 or visit www.jkdanceco.org