Dancer and choreographer Chavi Bansal joins percussionist and composer Julian Loida to debut their dance & vibraphone duo project.
Doors at 7:30 PM, performance at 8:00 PM.
All ages, $10-15 suggested donation.
Julian & Chavi will be debuting their duo improvisations rooted in the music of Steve Reich, John Cage, J.S. Bach, and Afro-Latin rhythms and dance rooted in Indian martial arts, contemporary dance, and modern dance. Julian & Chavi connect through the meditation of percussion and dance, sharing their deeply disciplined, introspective, and explosive creativity live for an eclectic Boston audience.
Dance: Improvised & choreographed dance by Chavi Bansal.
Music: World-premiers of original compositions by Julian Loida & arrangements by J.S. Bach and John Cage all performed on vibraphone.
Born and brought up in India, Chavi Bansal’s early dance training was in Bharatnatyam, Bollywood, Martial Arts, and Indian Contemporary dance. Craving a broader dance vocabulary, Chavi moved to the Netherlands, where she earned her B.A. in Dance with a specialization in Choreography from Fontys Hogescholen Voor de Kunsten. In 2010, Chavi founded her company, Vimoksha, or “Liberation” in Sanskrit. Her artistic practice is rooted in Indian martial arts (Kalaripayatt), Yoga, Meditation, and both Indian and modern dance. At its heart, regardless of the form, the practice is focused on three areas: self-inquiry, stillness, and connection. Since moving to Boston in 2014, Vimoksha has found a company of Boston based dancers. Her work has been presented by University of Stavanger (Norway), Danstalier’s (Rotterdam, NL), Mundial festival (Netherlands ), Boston Center for the Arts (Boston), Dance Complex (Cambridge), India Habitat Center (India), and Omi International Arts Center (NY). https://www.chavibansal.org/
Julian Loida is a percussionist, multimedia artist, and curator exploring repertoire spanning Western Classical Music, to Cuban Bata drumming, to Jazz and R&B. Julian grew up in St. Louis with his rock band Project 324 along with the St. Louis Youth Orchestra. Since then he has gone on to perform with Alarm Will Sound, the Callithumpian Consort, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. He has attended some of the country’s most prestigious music festivals such as Spoleto Music Festival USA, the National Orchestral Institute, the Chautauqua Music Festival, and Round Top Music Festival. http://www.julianloida.com/