photo by Amit Kumar.

photo by Amit Kumar.

Natya Dance Theatre
with Astad Deboo
INAI—The Connection

*World Premiere

Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9, 2019
At 7:30 P.M.



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“ enticing mixture of restraint and abundance.”
— New York Times

Chicago cultural treasure Natya Dance Theatre debuts a world premiere on the Dance Center stage with INAI–The Connection. A partnership between Natya’s Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan and Astad Deboo, a pioneer of modern dance in India who has worked with figures from Pink Floyd to Pina Bausch, the work will explore how to find connection with each other and oneness with the self. Eminent live musicians, a life-size puppet, Deboo, and Rajagopalan herself will perform in this continent-crossing collaboration.

Additional Events

Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, November 7
a conversation immediately following the performance with the artists


The Natya Dance Theatre performances at the Dance Center are part of the Chicago Artists Performance Platform and are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.