The Pranadhanas

The Pranadhanas
Yogadance Performance Company

The Pranadhanas are a performing arts group based in Ithaca, New York creating dances infused with the spirit of yoga and other spiritual disciplines. We combine elements of yoga, modern dance, acro yoga, music & poetry to create events that are entertaining, meaningful and uplifting to the spirit. Through yogadance performance to live music we seek to inspire and bring  people together in positive and harmonious ways. Multi-instrumentalist  Joe Smellow, vocalist Sara High Speiser, and percussionists Jeffrey Helmann and Gerasimous provide entrancing, original music composed for the dances.

This year’s event will include an intentional musical prelude to set the mood and help us all settle into absorption before the dances begin.  We will perform two yogadances:  Mergence and Divergence, a work in four parts about the ways that unity and separation dance in the world and Birds Down Under, a classic Pranadhanas repertory piece evoking the freedom of birds in flight, the presence of birds in stillness, and musically featuring the didjeridoo.  The event will continue with an open dance jam (everyone is welcome to join in) with music provided by our band and friends.