Jiva Dance

Jiva Dance is a critically acclaimed dance company based in NYC. Jiva Dance is under the artistic direction of Sonali Skandan and sees the importance of preserving and promoting the traditional arts, while developing new and universal narratives that reach us all. Jiva Dance holds the belief that tradition is a continuum of evolution and hopes to invigorate classical works with a freshness and unique voice.

 

“The choreography was an impressive blending of the strength inherent in the technical aspects of the form and the exuberant emotions that exist in the stories being told…Her [Sonali Skandan] charisma on stage permeated every piece and drew the eyes of the audience as she shifted her gaze in conjunction with the movement.”
– Annie Woller www.eyeondance.org

Jiva Dance

Events and News

Summer Dance Intensive by Sonali Skandan

August 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
230 Lexington Ave.

The Four Horsemen at Drive East

August 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm
502 West 53rd St.

Kamini Dandapani, Narthaki.com

 
 
“Also, Bharatanatyam has well and truly entered the 21st century as it engages with an increasingly wide range of themes and ideas, pushing into thought-provoking political and socio-cultural realms, the abstract and the concrete, and embracing the myths, stories and issues of the world at large.” “The dancing, by all four dancers, was absolutely top-notch…. View Article

“Also, Bharatanatyam has well and truly entered the 21st century as it engages with an increasingly wide range of themes and ideas, pushing into thought-provoking political and socio-cultural realms, the abstract and the concrete, and embracing the myths, stories and issues of the world at large.”

“The dancing, by all four dancers, was absolutely top-notch. The choreography was outstanding, and the whole production was tightly woven together and perfectly executed.”