“For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.”

– Bhagavad Gita 2.20

Photography: Karen Scheffers
Photography: Karen Scheffers

Saranágati – Journey of Life

‘Saranágati – Sanskrit for ’surrender’ – is a touching and unique contemporary dance production of the Samadhi Dance Company inspired by four well-known verses of the Bhagavad-Gita. The selected verses help illustrate the struggle of human life with its material existence and the undeniable nature of change, duality and separation. ‘Saranágati’ is performed by eight unique and versatile dancers from various backgrounds and the use of text and choice of music play a crucial role in the performance, an emphasized characteristic element of Samadhi’s work in ‘Saranágati’. This powerful work of art is a personal tribute to Samadhi’s spiritual mentor and source of inspiration Marutvati Keilman-Jorquera (1951-2010), making the work a heartfelt, honest and intimate performance.

‘Saranágati’ is awarded with the Dutch Dance Audience Award (Danspublieksprijs) for Best Performance of 2011.