TEJAS LUMINOUS: Fringe Festival
August 26, 2014
Intent on stretching the boundaries of the traditional Bharartanatyam Indian dance form, Malini Srinivasan prepared a program for the Fringe Festival that moved across musical and dance boundaries with varied success.
A stunning dancer, her fluid, beautifully expressive face clearly telegraphs a character’s feelings or intent while her body easily shifts through complicated rhythms and balances. Her company is a mixed group of technically adept performers.
The pieces mixed and matched musical rhythms and dance forms, widening the traditional movement parameters to include modern dance based leg circles, arms and turns.Stillness and motion build into emotional peaks during the 90-minute program that indicates where traditional Indian dance might be headed.
Actually, while watching the performance of Tejas Luminous at the Robert Moss Theater during the 2014 Fringe Festival, images of Flamenco dance kept popping up because of the depth of feeling emitted by Ms. Srinivasan.
Perhaps Ms. Srinivasan might consider a collaboration with Noche Flamenca?
EYE ON THE ARTS, NY -- Celia Ipiotis