PREMIERE Took Place On NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 2016
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
We would like to thank all of our partners, presenters and patrons in each city for their commitment to our production of Pralaya and their support of our Company. Our deepest thanks to our artistic and production team for making this such a memorable and special production.
SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations’ Artistic Director, Lata Pada, joined forces with Balinese choreographer Dr. Wayan Dibia on an uncharted journey of Bharatanatyam and Balinese dance in PRALAYA – a modern telling of a scene from the magnificent Indian epic – Mahabharata. A tale of dynastic conflict, of earth-shattering chaos and finally an abiding calm, potent with the possibility of being shattered again .
The production featured 8 stunning dancers from Canada, India and Indonesia including: Atri Nundy (Canada), Nithya Garg (Canada) Parshwanath Upadhye (India), Adithya Veedu (India), I Gede Radiana Putra 9 ( Indonesia), Ni Putu Ayu Era Pinatih ( Indonesia), I Dewa Putu Selamat Raharja (Indonesia), Ni Putu Eka Laksmi Dewi ( Indonesia) with Lata Pada and Wayan Dibia as narrators.
Concept: Lata Pada
Choreography – Lata Pada, Wayan Dibia
Music Composition – Praveen D. Rao
Lighting Design – Arun Srinivasan
Projection Design – Jacques Collin
Script- Jasmine Sawant
Dramaturgical Consultant – Christina Collins
Costume Design- Sandhya Raman
Stage Manger- Isolde Pleasants-Faulkner
Touring Lighting Designer – Chris Malkowski
PRALAYA – Canadian Tour 2016
Pralaya was on tour from Nov 13 – 29 across cities in Ontario and Western Canada including: Hamilton, Sudbury, Ottawa (Gatineau), Montreal, Calgary, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Markham.
November 13 – Hamilton, ON McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College
This performance was presented by the India Canada Society of Hamilton and Mahila Shanti Sena (International). It is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University.
November 16 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Theatre Centre
This presentation was part of the Sudbury Theatre’s 16|17 season.
November 18 – Gatineau, Quebec – The Museum of Canadian History
November 20 – Montreal, Quebec –The Gesu Theatre
This performance was presented by the Kabir Centre For Arts in Culture
November 25 – Calgary, Alberta – Wright Theatre, Mount Royal University
This performance was presented by the Ragamala Music Society of Calgary.
November 26 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Broadway Theatre
November 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
November 29 – Markham, ON – Flato Markham Theatre
This performance was part of the Flato Markham Theatre’s Diamond Season Performances.
This was made possible in part by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Art Council Touring Program.