Premiered October 14, 1994

Torrance, California

Music – Rajkumar Bharati

Cast – Nancy Boskin, Sen Hea Ha, Darrell Haynes, Yoon Jeung Hee, Lakshmi Iyengar, Malathi Iyengar, Satish Kadaba, Anuradha Kishore, Ting Chi Li, Christina Mkrtchian, Shyamala Moorthy & artist from India – Kiran Subramanyam

Anubhava, a dance theater addresses human experiences and perceptions by depicting & exploring the possibilities of human sentiments that are universal to everyone one. Anubhava is created keeping ‘Navarasa’ as the foundation for its interpretation. ‘Navarasa’’ refers to the basic nine sentiments as portrayed by the performing arts treatises in India. The nine sentiments being Shanta, Wonder, Mirth, Love, Fear, Courage, Anger, Pathos and Disgust.
Having envisioned a concept such as Anubhava to be portrayed by dancers from diverse cultures & developing the theme for body language and movement was a challenge.