I Longed To Go Back To The Beginning
This contemporary kathak choreography investigates sam in North Indian rhythmic tradition. Sam means to conjoin or come together, and refers to the moment where the first and last beats of the metrical cycle merge, where musical tension is released and begins again, where union and loss coalesce.
Choreography: Cynthia Lee in collaboration with the dancers
Music Composition: Derrick Spiva, Jr. and Ravindra Deo
Dancers: Sheetal Gandhi, Cynthia Lee, and Shyamala Moorty
Musicians: Ravindra Deo (tabla) and Chelsea Lumley (clarinet)