THE NAYIKA PROJECT
While Nina recovers from a tough breakup, she encounters a mystical woman, Sakhi, who promises to enlighten Nina by sharing the eight stages of a woman in a relationship. Even though these two women are from separate worlds, they have the potential to redefine history on the road to discovering the ultimate love.Journey with Nina and Sakhi as they remix the classic Ashta Nayikas using classical Kuchipudi Indian dance, hip hop movement and spoken word.
Hip Hop artist Paige Hernandez and Kuchipudi dancer Chitra Kalyandurg fuse dance, theatre and spoken word to give contemporary spin to tales of resilient, relatable heroines from Indian myth. The Nayika Project also features original music by Anjna Swaminathan, Rajna Swaminathan and Roopa Mahadevan.
The Nayika Project has been feature at two Intersections Festivals and in Pittsburgh as a part of the India in Focus Festival.
If you’re interested in hip hop, classical Indian dance, women empowerment or all of the above then you’ll love The Nayika Project!