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From science and religion to art and philosophy, the two great civilizations that shaped our world are India and Greece. While the former realized that one's identities had to be dissolved on the path to enlightenment, the latter celebrated the power of the rational human mind. In the former the quest of humankind was beyond the 'self', and in the latter it was the 'self' in quest!


Quest is an evening-length dance production in the Neoclassical genre.

The repertory on one hand explores the beauty of sculptures, poetry and movement in the Indian classical traditions, and on the other, the classic Greek narratives in Plato's Allegory of the Cave and in Euripides' tragic tale of Medea. 


Dances are conceived and choreographed by New York City-based choreographer Maya Kulkarni and performed by Boston-based dancer Mesma Belsaré. 

Quest premieres on


Saturday, June 6 (8pm)


Sunday, June 7 (3pm), 2020


 Boston Center for the Arts

(Plaza Theatre)

539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116


Running time: 2 hours with intermission

Information on booking tickets TBA

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In the second half of the evening, Quest features a dance inspired by the Allegory of the Cave in Plato's seminal work The Republic. 

This well-known allegory finds expression in a dance that transcends classical genres of movement and story-telling. The dance is choreographed by Maya Kulkarni. 


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Mesma Belsare_BLOG_ Allegory fo the Cave
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