World-jazz group Natraj and Nrityanjali Dancers perform in Andover
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Featuring National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellow Jothi Raghavan
World-jazz ensemble Natraj and the Nrityanjali Dancers featuring Jothi Raghavan perform separate sets in a concert at Chinmaya Maruti, 1 Union St. (Rt. 28, off I-495), Andover, MA 01810. Tickets are $15 (general admission), $10 (members, students, and seniors age 60+), age 6 and under free, $2 discount for advance purchase by Nov. 12. All ages welcome. Handicapped accessible. For tickets and information, call 508-481-7842, 978-392-4677, or visit www.chinmaya-boston.com.
The Nrityanjali Dancers featuring Jothi Raghavan will perform Jaya Maruthi. This program depicts episodes from the sacred Indian epic, Srimad Ramayana. Raghavan has received prestigious recognition as Choreography Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to Raghavan, the Nrityanjali Dancers are Mamatha Raj, Manasa Jayanthi, Suhasini Aravinthan, Ramya Ragupathy, Bhavana Chalupadi, and Neha Kumar.
"In a matter of seconds, the artists can sway a classical raga into a modern jazz tune. Natraj is... on the forefront, breaking barriers." - Kala Arts Quarterly
"Natraj... They are the world." - Boston Globe
Phil Scarff - soprano saxophone
Krishnan Parameswaran - guest Indian classical violinist
Greg Loughman - string bass
Jerry Leake - tabla, multipercussion
Bertram Lehmann - drums, percussion