JANAK KHENDRY DANCE COMPANY has a very extensive repertoire of more than one hundred and twenty-five innovative and traditional works that have been created by the Artistic Director, Janak Khendry .
|1961–BASANT – Hyderabad, India.|
|1965–SHYAMA – New York City.|
|1968–DANCE of SHIVA – New York City.|
|1970–KUMARASAMBHAVAM – New York City.|
|From 1971 to 1993 Janak Khendry devoted time to the creation of|
traditional Bharatnatyam repertoire of ninety important works.
1994 – The MONK, The COURTESAN and The CHARIOTEER, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in conjunction with a special exhibition “PEACEFUL LIBERATORS”. This work has been performed in eighteen cities around the world.
1995 – MOODS Of The RHYTHMS
2005 – MOODS Of The RHYTHMS
1995 – SURYA
1997 – PANCHAKALYANAKA
1998 – GAYATRI
2005 – GAYATRI
1999 – SOUNDS of the HILLS
2000 – WOMEN LIBERATED
|2001 – RAIN OF NECTAR; ADORATION OF SHIVA; VISHNU IN VAIKUNT|
|2002 – GAURI PUTTRA; THREE GODDESSES; A GOD IS BORN; SPRING IN HEAVEN|
|2003 – DANCING TO THE FLUTE|
|The innovative repertoire of JANAK KHENDRY DANCE COMPANY has more than fifty works|
from fifteen minutes to two and half hours in length.
2001 – RAIN IN HEAVEN
2002 – THREE GODDESSES
2004 – UPANISHAD
2006 – DREAM of a DRUNKEN GOD
2006 - CHANDRAKAUNS
|2009 - GANGA|
WHAT IS GANGA? GANGA is a river, GANGA is flow of life, GANGA is a goddess, GANGA is a beautiful woman, GANGA is the daughter of Brahma, GANGA is the consort of the Gods and GANGA is the life breath of people. Our presentation is the story of a very important river in India which has a history of four thousand years and has sustained millions of people for forty centuries.
The river is one of the greatest spiritual symbols of life. GANGA is a symbol of purity and eternal cycle of life, one that pervades the Heaven, the Earth and the Underworld in Time and Space. According to Indian thinking the divine consciousness manifests through Creation, Preservation and Destruction which is connected with three supreme Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is the Creator, Vishnu is the Preserver and Shiva is the Destroyer. GANGA is the creation of all three Gods. The energy was started from the big toe of Vishnu, which was collected by Brahma in a Kamandal (brass pot) and given the form of a beautiful woman. Before GANGA descended on earth, she was held captive in the hair locks of Shiva and was charged with His energy.
2012 - KAAL-TIME
KAAL – TIME, an innovative dance work that tells the extraordinary cosmic and modern story of time, presented by Janak Khendry Dance Company. Conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Janak Khendry with music by India’s renowned Ashit Desai. Kaal is the Sanskrit word for “time.” It is most appropriate that a work about time is presented in 2012. There are numerous beliefs that a cataclysmic or transformative event will occur this year. The Mayan’s 5,125-year-old calendar resets to 0.0.0.0.0, leading to endless dark prophesies; Nostradamus predicted massive destruction in 2012 as the result of a comet; according to Indian scriptures, we are in the age of Kalyuga (The Age of Darkness); and there are numerous other predictions about this significant year.
Based on three years of research of the ancient Indian scriptures – Rig Veda, Atharva Veda and Shveta Upanishad – and works of western physicists conducted under the guidance of eminent Vedic scholar Dr. Tulsiram Sharma, KAAL – TIME tells a fascinating story about the history of time: how time came into existence 14.9 billion years ago with the Big Bang; how galaxies, planets, elements, night and day cycle and seasons were created and, finally, how time comes to an end. KAAL – TIME is experienced in both a cosmic dimension and a modern perspective.
KAAL – TIME was performed by an ensemble of fifteen accomplished dancers who perform a myriad of dance styles ranging from classical Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi and other South Asian disciplines to western contemporary.
JANAK KHENDRY DANCE COMPANY has very extensive and well documented archival
records of all the works created by the Artistic Director Janak Khendry since 1961.
Each work is fully documented and notated. All records are being transferred on the
computer and video for the use of future dancers.
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