In her fifth and final performance as 2021-2022 MetLiveArts Artist in Residence, the incomparable choreographer and dancer Bijayini Satpathy builds on her prior explorations of movement and art with an evening-length performance for the stage of the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The new work, entitled Dohā, navigates the relationship between prayer and play, moving away from the Odissi dance form’s customary theistic depictions to highlight the bhāva—emotional experience—of prayer as an embodied human act. Within the discipline of ritualized prayer, Satpathy embraces play and playfulness as an essential part of the individual’s search for the divine.
“Incredible… [a] superlative dancer and choreographer.”—The New York Times
Tickets start at $35 ($30 + $5 service fee).
This program is made possible by the Arnhold Fund for Dance Innovation at The Met.
Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation.
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