Akshongay

Photo Credit: John Lauener

Created and performed by Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté
Music by Phil Strong
Lighting by Marc Parent

Nominated for 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Choreography, performance, lighting and sound design), Akshongay is a contemporary dance duet that brings together multiple influences; bharatanatyam, modern dance; Hindu mythology, French Canadian folklore; love and loss; togetherness and separation; regrets and passions; joy and heartbreak. Intimate, rich with powerful images, a hybrid physical vocabulary and theatrical sensibility combine to create a hypnotic journey.

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"Togetherness is bliss."

- Susan Walker, susanwalkerartsblog.com

"a carefully calibrated alliance of two artists at the top of their respective games"

- Kathleen Smith, Now Magazine

history

Danceworks, World Premiere | Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre | April 2013 Toronto Star preview

Kalanidhi Festival | Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre | March 2014

Burlington Performing Arts Centre | February 2015

Prismatic Festival | Dartmouth NS | August 2015 The Coast review 

Bright Nights with Coleman Lemieux & Co. | February 2016 Susan Walker review