Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater Company
Celebrates Women's History Month
With an Exciting Creative Dance Theater Production

River Rites
(A story of The River - People - Resistance)

Choreographed by Aparna Sindhoor

Date Friday & Saturday; March 30th and 31st, 2001
Venue Dance Complex: 536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Massachussetts (near Central Square "T" Stop)
Time 8:00 pm
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Reservations Call 617-776-7939; or
E-mail navarasa@yahoo.com

River Rites explores the real life consequences of big dam projects, such as in the Narmada Valley in India, through a unique new style of performance that blends Indian classical dance, folk dance, yoga, world music and narration. River Rites is choreographed by Aparna Sindhoor, and features text by award-winning playwright Raju Sivasankaran. Folk and incidental music are performed by Warren Senders, a vocalist, instrumentalist and composer who is recognized as the world's foremost non-Indian performer of Hindustani singing. The cast is a multicultural group of five women with diverse backgrounds in Bharatnatyam, African dance, ballet, and modern dance. The cast includes Sonal Bhatt, Rosemary Candelario, Tara Murphy, Aparna Sindhoor, and Anna Zamarripa. The evening also includes a piece by guest choreographer Kristen Kissik.

Critics have called Aparna Sindhoor's choreography "hauntingly effective", a body of work that "conveys boldly dramatic stories". Another critic raved: "Aparna Sindhoor does not just dance. She becomes one with the stage."