Ehsaas 2009: Realization through dance -

posted Sep 15, 2011, 9:31 PM by Arpan Performing Arts   [ updated Sep 15, 2011, 9:41 PM by Joyce Paul Siamak ]

 July 11, 2009  By Suma Subramaniam
Arpan is a performing arts organization in Seattle. Founded by Dr. Joyce Paul Poursabahian, it is dedicated to the promotion of folk and classical traditions of India in Washington State. Joyce is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer trained by Leela Samson, Prof. A Janardhanan, Guru MR Krishnamurthy of Kalakshetra and also Prof. CV Chandrashekar and his daughters Chitra and Manjari.

The Arpanites gave a memorable performance titled Ehsaas 2009 at Town Hall, Seattle on June 12, 2009. The show featured the premiere of Arpan’s new composition ‘Laya Samvaad’ (Rhythmic Conversations) composed and choreographed by Joyce. Also, traditional Bharatanatyam compositions and creative pieces choreographed by the students were presented. The show lasted up to three hours and was a wonderful display of colors, energy, music and concentration.