Kalamandir Dance Company (501c3) is a contemporary dance ensemble that uses the vocabulary of classical Indian dance to explore new spaces of artistic expression. Instead of diminishing the foundation of our classical styles, we look to investigate their communicative potential when merged with Western dance traditions. Using Odissi, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Capoeira, Flamenco, Modern and Ballet training, our dancers converse with movement and create dialogue with expression. We are driven by creativity, human emotions, and a desire to be released from the four walls of our daily existence. Our movement vocabulary aims to create a reachable area for all people to participate and communicate.
KDC in New York
Kalamandir Dance Company (501c3) started a branch in New York City in March 2014. Currently there are 15 new members, and rehearsals have been going strong! If you would like to be a part of this branch, please email email@example.com with a headshot, dance picture, and a short essay as to why you would like to join this company.
The New Jersey branch is still looking for dancers as well, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join that too!
"A cheeky piece surveying a magical world, Reve(a)l depicts the midnight meeting of two dancers, Donia Salem and Brinda Guha. Choreographer Malabika Guha (with Kalamandir Dance Company) crafts a pleasing blend of classical Indian dance seasoned with contemporary flair to a thumping soundtrack by Prem Joshua and SBTRKT. The two — attired in black tops, loose culottes, and full face →
Public album by photographers Carli Abiuso, Kousik Bhowal & Prabir Mitra! The 3rd annual festival was held at Broadway Dance Center on December 1st, 2013. The Mosaic Dance Festival 2013 Broadway Dance Center, NYC December 1st, 2013