Kamani Auditorium recently hosted a rather unique dance recital, as dancers from New York-based Battery Dance Company. Joined Indian Bharatnatyam exponent unnat hasan Rathnaraju to present a fusion dance merging Western contemporary. with Indian classical dance to the tunes of Indian Classical Music. The Performace, titled Shakti: A Return to the Sourec, jointly organized by the Us Embassy. and the Indian council for Cultural Relations, was inaugurated by the Us Ambassdor to India, Kenneth Juster. "It is special for me to he here because here is dance is a dance company from my hometown New York city-- showcasing the best of both American and Indian Dance forms in the Heart of New Delhi," the ambassador said The Performace bleded the American modern and the Indian classical dance schools as it began with a contemporary dance piece by the American dancers, followed by a Bharatnatyam act by Unnat. But is was the Finale that earned as thunderous applaue from a packed crowd, as the Indian
dancer joined his Americal Contemporaies to put up a fusion dance to the sounds of the iconic Raag Durga redition by Indian Classical Vocalists Pandits Ranjan and Sajan Mishra.
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