March 22, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Sunday
Program Fee: $25
Program Fee Member: $21.25
Through multiple dance pieces highlighting the different stages of Sophia's life, dancer/choreographer Amrita Choudhury offers a passionate and compelling performance of Sophia's Resurrection, tracing back the heartfelt journey of an immigrant woman who faces great adversity, and fights for her identity. Through her life cycle: birth, life, death, resurrection and transformation, Sophia finds her place in the world.
Amrita Choudhury – Choreographer & Performer
Amrita specializes in Indian Classical, Folk, Tribal & Modern Indian dance. Her artistic cultural research has also led her to trained in Irish step dance, Flamenco, Latin, Oriental, Polynesian, and African dance traditions. Amrita has worked with First Nations, European & North American artists internationally, to create bridges in terms of artistic expressions and choreography. She has collaborated with various artistic and cultural organizations like Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, The Banff Centre & various Dance/Music festivals. Her choreographic works have been presented internationally in North & South America, Europe & in Asia, where she uses dance as a powerful tool for intercultural dialogue. Amrita's work also highlights sociopolitical and spiritual aspects, focused on giving voice to marginalized groups, human rights, & women's issues. "The Bridges of Hope" presented and performed recently at TED Talks highlighted this aspect of her work as well. She also uses dance as a therapeutic tool for medical professionals and institutions. Amrita was educated in Santiniketan - an art institution in India, holds a degree in Anthropology, and has dedicated her research in the field of Anthropology and Dance. Performance with intention to bring joy, hope, awareness and a voice to the voiceless, is a passionate path that has highlighted her career. She brings more than 30 years of international experience of performing, choreography & teaching. Learn more here.