Indira Kadambi and Sheejith Krishna
Bharata Natyam Recital
The Washington Ballet
July 31, 2014
by George Jackson
copyright 2014 by George Jackson
The woman’s face was like a canvas on which she could conjure any emotion, any expression, any state humanly possible. It wasn’t beautiful or poignant but a plain, average, mortal face when at rest. In an instant, though, the woman could transform it to encompass heaven or hell. She also was able to take her time and let feeling ripen slowly. Sometimes her thoughts woke gradually, allowing doubts to dissolve imperceptibly into the calmest of dreams. This face I’ll not forget is a face that dances. It belongs to Indira Kadambi, who is in town with her male colleague Sheejith Krishna to teach aspects of India dance for Daniel Phoenix Singh’s Dakshina organization. Singh decided, spur of the moment, that Washington had to see the two instructors perform and he sponsored this free recital.