13 Works

Shiva Tandava

Mansi Vira
Shiva Tandava is a superimposition of Bharatanatyam and Odissi, two of the seven ancient classical Indian dance forms. The dance is enriched with strong, energetic footwork contrasted with graceful, architectural poses that closely resemble the statues found in India’s historic temples. Dancing in the Bharatnatyam style, Mansi personifies Lord Shiva as she dances his Tandava, a vigorous dance that symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation, preservation, and destruction. Shiva’s movements and expressions are dynamic, powerful,...
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Raas Leela

Mansi Vira
This piece is a modernized Garba-Raas, a folk dance originating in Gujarat, India. Garba is traditionally performed in a circle around a lit clay lantern to honor Goddess Durga. In Raas, dancers use wooden sticks called dandiyas. The dance requires an even number of people to form pairs. High energy, large movements, and vividly colorful costumes characterize both Garba and Raas. In this dance, the costumes and movements are largely folkloric, interspersed with glimpses of...
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Pyar Ke Taal

Mansi Vira
Pyar Ke Taal is a Bollywood inspired Kathak number that depicts the dancer’s timeless love for dance and music. This “love story” is narrated with intricate footwork and eye movements. The dancer creates ornamental patterns in space and time to two very popular Bollywood songs, following the conventional Kathak structure from slow to fast tempo, ending with a dramatic climax. Although heavily rhythmic, this piece is infused with lyrical melodies, allowing the viewer to vicariously...
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Consolation III: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation V: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation IV: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation II: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation I: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation X: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons. NB: The last of the ten works,...
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Consolation IX: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation VI: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation VIII: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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Consolation VII: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.
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