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Traditional Indian Dance, With Room for New Blood – “The New York Times”

Mr. Das has more attack, more hunger. Nobody ate up space so eagerly or in more
staggeringly nonstop sequences. I kept thinking, “When’s the abhinaya section coming?” for he kept his nritta
on the go for many minutes on end: bounding in jumps, rapidly tapping the soles of his feet on the floor, and
rippling torso, head, and arms with unstoppable brio. The alternation of nritta and abhnaya in his work is
subtle: You see the stories and characterizations, but little keeps him from dance itself. He too performs with
sweetness (bright eyes, engaging smile), and yet that’s incidental. Lithe and seemingly never tired, he’s a force
of nature…. by Alastair Macaulay – August 29, 2017  The New York Times

Avijit Das performing Tarangam.
Photo Credit: Radha Ganesan — with Avijit Das at Dixon Place. New York.

Avijit Das performing Ganesha Keertanam, Kuchipudi.
Photo Credit: Radha Ganesan — with Avijit Das at Dixon Place. New York.

 

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