Posted at 11:50 AM on June 22, 2010
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Dance, Video
As a choreographer and performer, Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant uses dance to talk about gender issues, mythology and philosophy. When Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, she decided not only to fight the disease but to dance her way through it. In this TED Talk, Jayant discusses her journey and gives a performance expressing the strength that helped her do it.
Interested in learning more about classical Indian dance, and its modern incarnations? We have two great companies in the Twin Cities, Ragamala Dance and Ananya Dance Theatre.