Introducing our insanely fierce and ferocious new dancer, the truly one and only Gil Gomes Leal aka ‘The Grid’ (Juste Debout Experimental World Champion 2013), portraying the notorious role of Ravana, the evil king of Lanka:
Wanna see more of this legendary dancer? Get your tickets now at www.meervaart.nl !!
Meet the latest addition to our team of dancers, the incredible Shailesh Bahoran (ISH, Korzo)), portraying the powerful role of Sri Ramachandra in 2FOLD’s ‘Hanuman’:
This mindblowing film titled ‘AGHORI’ directed by Shueti on music by Amon Tobin gives a strong idea of Shailesh’s amazing skills, expression and energy. We are extremely proud to have him with us for this powerful new performance of Samadhi, so if this gives you chills, make sure to get a good seat during our premiere Sept 12 and order your tickets now at tickets.meervaart.nl !!
Only one month to go before Samadhi’s latest dance production ‘2FOLD H/Y’ will premiere at Samadhi’s home theater De Meervaart in Amsterdam and the excitement and nerves are definitely starting to kick in !!! But how can we not be excited to share this new work with our dear audience? This double bill dance performance performed by the most wicked, skilled and electrifying cast ever, promises to take you to a whole other level, a world of dance, music and pure art straight from the heart !! In the meantime we are extremely proud to introduce you to our stunning new cast of dancers and just to get to know our new dancers, we will present short films of these great talents in the coming weeks, so make sure you are getting our updates in your News Feed as it will be absolutely worth the wait!
Don’t have tickets yet for the premiere? Order your tickets now at www.meervaart.nl and experience the Samadhi magic for yourself!
From left to right: Vraja Sundari Keilman – Loura Sita van Krimpen – Sarada Sarita Keilman – Rasarani Keilman – Liam O’Callaghan – Gil Gomes Leal- Shailesh Bahoran – Ken Srisangkhan – Marnix Lenselink (intern) – Josephine van den Nieuwendijk – Daan Bootsma (intern) – Bryan Mandels (intern)
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. 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 the first half of 2Fold H / Y, 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.
2FOLD – Unity within Diversity
2Fold H / Y is the first dance performance in a series of double bills in which dance choreographer and artistic director Vraja Sundari Keilman creates a double program around a significant and topical issue with a renowned guest choreographer. In 2Fold H/Y the main topic is “power”. 2FOLD is produced by Samadhi Dance Company in collaboration with the Meervaart.
Samadhi Dance Company – Inspire beyond Borders
Samadhi Dance Company (Dance Audience Award 2011) is a rapidly emerging dance company that works with the most talented dancers known from ‘So You Think You Can Dance “, ISH, Juste Debout, Isabelle Beernaert and more. In these positively substantive works artistic director Sundari intuitively braids styles such as Contemporary Dance, Modern Jazz, Modern Ballet, Urban dance and Indian dance into powerful, unpredictable and touching crossover dance performances.
Already a week ago since our Radhadesh adventure…. yet the bliss from this weekend continues… !!! Words fail completely to describe accurately the overwhelming love and humbling appreciation we received this weekend, being showered with such love, heartfelt responses and enthusiasm made our hearts pour over, it is SO MUCH MORE than we could wish for and were expecting !!! And how ridiculous a mere ‘thank you’ sounds to such warm responses, this weekend was life-changing no doubt !!!! Manu prabhu and the entire Radhadesh community, we will never be able to express properly how special and beyond inspiring this experience was and how hard it is to return to our daily lives after such paradise !!!! It was an extremely challenging mission and we are definitely not there yet but what an honor to present the first glimpses of ‘Hanuman’ to such an enlightened, dear and appreciative audience, we will never forget this !!! And as a thank you is way too little to express our gratitude, hereby a HUGE virtual EMBRACE to all who was there to support and receive our work, THANK YOU BEYOND WORDS !!!!
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 »
This Summer might be the busiest season for Samadhi so far as not only will the company be performing throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, the dancers and choreographers will be working full time on Samadh’s new creation titled ‘2FOLD H/Y – Hanuman/YAH’ which promises to be a great and magical piece of art yet a great and demanding challenge as well! The twofold production consists of two full works by choreographers Vraja Sundari Keilman for the first part of the evening titled ‘Hanuman’ and the award-winning Brazilian choreographer Ederson Rodrigues Xavier for the second part of the evening titled ‘YAH’. The cast consists of a minimum of eight dancers and the entire evening will come to life by extraordinary stage and light designs created by the highly acclaimed designer Mike den Ottolander.
There is so much more we would like to share with you all concerning this wonderful new production but for now we advise our fans is to keep an eye on our coming news updates concerning more info or better yet; just to come see it for yourself!
The premiere will be held on September 12 of this year at the luxurious theater known as the Meervaart in Amsterdam and ticket sales are progressing nicely so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible to experience this fresh new, surprising and all-inspiring performance for yourself! Tickets can be ordered at www.meervaart.nlRead more »