Dancer, choreographer, Maya Kulkarni is a highly respected and well-known figure in the Indian dance world. Maya has performed extensively in the US, Europe and in the last three years choreographed “The Allegory of the Cave” (by Plato), “The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse”, “Medea’s Muse”, Adventures of a Naughty Bee” and "Impossible Romance” that stretch the boundaries of the classical dance forms. Her more traditional pieces include “Ardhanarinateswara’, ‘Sayankale’, ‘Yakshini’ and ‘Tridha’. These pieces were showcased at the ‘Drive East’ festival and the Erasing Border festival, in New York City. ‘Tridha’, premiered in March 2021; ‘Kundalini Rising’ and ‘Kavacham’ have been created especially for the 2021 Battery Dance Festival. As a performer, the New York Times hailed her as the ‘Dancer’s Dancer”.
Karen Greenspan is a New York City-based dance journalist and frequent contributor to Natural History, Fjord Review, Dance Tabs, Ballet Review, and Tricycle Magazine among other publications. She is also the author of Footfalls from the Land of Happiness: A Journey into the Dances of Bhutan published in 2019. You can check out her writing at: www.karengreenspan.com