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Lands of Light
LANDS OF LIGHT
This year is expected to be the breakout year for India and Israel’s relationship. There has been a steady strengthening of India’s collaboration with Israel ever since the two established full diplomatic relations in 1992. Israel and India are creating their bond through culture, defense, diplomacy, agriculture, water management and trade. The Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble and Karmagraphy are excited to continue this cooperation through dance. They will share the stage and create together to expand their knowledge, language and movement. Contemporary Israeli dance meets Bollywood!
For an EPK and more details please contact Genie Benson
KESHET CHAIM DANCE ENSEMBLE (Hebrew for "Colors of Life")
Keshet Chaim is an American-Israeli contemporary dance company, dedicated to celebrating the inclusive spirit of Israeli culture and Judaism throughout the world. They have entertained audiences around the world for 33 years. With melody, rhythm, and ethnic movement, artistic director Eytan Avisar draws from the timeless themes of Jewish Culture to preserve tradition and bring our stories to the stage. Choreographer Kobi Rozenfeld fuses contemporary Israeli dance with Jewish folk dance traditions from across the Diaspora. Influenced by the multi-ethnic roots of Jewish music, art, poetry and culture, the dynamic, multi-faceted ensemble has been praised by international press for passion and originality. The Los Angeles Daily News said Keshet Chaim "forges a unique identity...one of the few touring American dance groups committed exclusively to Israeli culture and dance."
Karmagraphy is a Los Angeles based Bollywood Fusion dance company that was created to inspire a bridge between cultures through the art of dance. In seven exciting years, they have succeeded in bringing a palatable style of Indian dance to the western world. Our journey has led us to the creation of our love dance spectacular that connects Indian tradition and Western ideals. Karmagraphy arose as a passion project, expressing the story of a woman who grew up in America with an Indian heritage, and has now blossomed into a new voice through the art of dance. Karmagraphy’s director/ owner, Kavita Rao produces distinctive contemporary dance styles. Internationally and regional renowned for her choreography and teaching abilities, she conjures out of her world travels presenting characteristics of eastern and western dance.