Samadhi Dance Company
‘When we succeed in becoming so absorbed in something that our mind becomes completely one with it, we are in a state of Samadhi. Samadhi means “to bring together, to merge.” In Samadhi our personal identity-name, profession, family history, etc. completely disappears. In the moment of Samadhi none of that exists anymore. Nothing separates us from the object of our choice; instead we blend and become one with it.’
Photo by Karen Scheffers
Samadhi Dance Company is a fresh contemporary dance company based in Amsterdam and Baarn in the Netherlands.
The company is renowned for their collaborations with artists in other disciplines and their innovative fusion of various dance styles.
The choice of music in particular has a major influence on the productions. The contents of these productions are characterized by fusing knowledge of the ancient Vedas with Western art and dance techniques.
The vocabulary of the company is based on contemporary ballet, with strong influences of Bharata Natyam (traditional Indian dance), yoga, theater, jazz/urban and classical ballet to create a wider range of movements.
Many of the dancers are well trained in these various dance styles and are also active in the world of song and drama.
Combined with the talents of an outside artist an interdisciplinary production is created.
All six productions by the company have been successfully received by press and audience and the fan base currently reaches up to 25.000 fans spread all over the world. Beginning 2012 – during the company’s 5 years anniversary – Samadhi Dance Company’s stunning and innovative production ‘Saranágati receives the prestigious Dutch Dance Audience Award (Danspublieksprijs) for best production and dance company of 2011.