Foto: Karen Scheffers
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For those who missed ‘Hanuman’’s premiere or want to relive some of the highlights of this stunning production, here is our latest trailer filmed by Lars Steenhoff and edited by Vraja Sundari Keilman. Enjoy!
Thank you dear audience and fans for your incredible support and love previous Friday, it truly was a dream come true…!! Who thought we could actually fill up the theater with ‘just’ dance performances?! YEAH for the art of dance !! And its always bittersweet when the performance has passed, you work for months towards this moment and then it literally flies by, we want to do it again !! But we know this was just the beginning and we can’t wait to develop and grow on stage with this work, luckily more shows are coming and we will be sure to keep you informed !! For now BIG thanks to this incredible audience ( we truly have the BEST fans!), De Meervaart for giving us this opportunity and the incredible 2FOLD team that made it all happen!
Below some responses from our audience and press:
‘Met ‘2Fold Hanuman/YAH’ bewijst Samadhi DC weer ‘ns tot de ‘buitencategorie’ van de dansgezelschappen te behoren. Vooral het deel ‘Hanuman’ van het tweeluik is een pakkend, oogstrelend en overweldigend visueel spektakel. Een sublieme combinatie van dans, licht, muziek, kostuums, decor, zang en vertelling. Dit en de Samadhi DC zo kenmerkende buitengewoon passionele inzet van de uiterst begaafde danser(es)s(en) maakt dit tot een dansvoorstelling van absolute topklasse!!’ – Eric van Opstal
‘Sundari gaat all-in, en het werkt! Niet vaak gaat een uur zo snel voorbij.’ – Theaterkrant
Premiere Friday Sept 12, 2014 at the Meervaart, Amsterdam.
Tickets available at www.meervaart.nl
Live vocals by Charan.
Dancer Marnix Lenselink as ‘Hanuman’.
Audio: Olafúr Arnalds, Radhanath Swami.
Choreography & Concept: Vraja Sundari Keilman based on the ‘Ramayana’ by Valmiki.
Rehearsal of Samadhi Dance Company August 2014 at the studios of Balletschool Marut Jorquera in Baarn.
What an INCREDIBLE audience previous Friday July 18 at the Vondelpark Openluchttheater, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM AND SUPPORT !!! And a big thank you to Glenn Westphal/ New Dance Studios for the opportunity, Ken Srisangkhan for the awesome film, Alexander Van Der Linden/Dephoid and Ron Hey for the wonderful photography and the entire Samadhi Dance Company crew including all friends, family, fans and students, it really was a PURE DELIGHT to perform for you all and we can’t wait for more !!!
As every year this Summer Samadhi is honored to be part of Radhadesh’s annual Summer Festival in Belgium and this year the festival will take it to another level by adding Holi! Holi is known as the colorful festival where participants shower each other in paint, a celebration increasingly growing in popularity all over the world and as it is an ancient Indian tradition, where else within Europe can one celebrate such a great event Indian style as one can in Radhadesh?! Radhadesh is THE place to experience Holy India within Europe with its most inviting and friendly community always ready to serve its visitors and its most magical temple within the fairytale like castle, a memorable characteristic of Radhadesh. Read more »
View this stunning collection of photographs by the acclaimed dance photographer Karen Scheffers displaying the virtuosity of the dancers and choreographers Vraja Sundari Keilman, Ederson Rodrigues Xavier and powerful dancers Liam O’Callaghan and our latest addition to the Samadhi team Gil Gomes Leal. Makeup and hair are done by the award-winning hair artist Leo NG from Hairfashion Amsterdam and the multitalented Rasarani Keilman. The shoot took place at the spacious studios of SDC’s partner Balletschool Marut Jorquera in Baarn and we are just in love with these gems of a photos! Thank you Karen for these outstanding and simply eye-catching results, once again you exceeded all our expectations and it was as always a true pleasure working with you!
2FOLD H/Y by the Samadhi Dance Company
What is power? What does it mean to be strong? And what forces are exerted on you? The discovery of true power is central to the first edition of double bill 2FOLD – titled Hanuman / YAH, an exciting co-production with the Meervaart theater in Amsterdam. Resident choreographer Vraja Sundari Keilman and Brazilian guest choreographer Ederson Rodrigues Xavier (Swan 2002, Scapino Ballet) aim to merge different styles, rhythms, techniques and cultures into a magical whole.
2FOLD H/Y – True Strength
‘Hanuman’ is an immersive and dynamic crossover dance production around the Indian apelike superhero Hanuman. The special powers of Hanuman are translated into dance and theater by Sundari in a unique and inspiring manner. In ‘YAH’ Xavier interprets the theme in a more scientific way. Inspired by “Cymatics” a metaphysical technique, a physical journey is displayed in which the effects and power of sound and words on to man and the body are explored. Western scientific knowledge on the one hand and Eastern wisdom and culture, on the other hand provide a perfect balance in this first edition of 2Fold. Read more »