The Manganiyar Seduction at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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The White Light Festival welcomes back the wildly popular Manganiyar Seduction, a musical dance of delirium that had its U.S. premiere in our inaugural season. The Manganiyars, a formerly nomadic caste from the desert of Northwest India, are Sufi Muslims who incorporate Hindu deities into their devotional songs. Conceived by Indian director Roysten Abel, this seduction of the spirit begins quietly with a solitary desert fiddle, but builds to an ecstatic eruption of sound, light, and color, as the Manganiyar community takes audiences into and beyond their world.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.