DEVI: IN ABSOLUTION
23—24 Aug., 8.30pm
Venue: Civic Centre, Petaling Jaya
Admission: RM100, RM50, RM30
Tel: 016–945 1532 / 012–207 2402
After the success of the neo-classical ballet production of 2006, Devi: The Female Principle, renowned UK-based Malaysian dancer and choreographer Mavin Khoo returns to his fascination with the goddess in Devi: In Absolution. A collaboration between Mavin and renowned international vocalist OS Arun, the work is a classical Bharata Natyam offering whereby the goddess is alluded to in three forms; as Meenakshi (the Child), Durga (the Warrior) and Kali (the Destroyer). Devi is synonymous with Shakti, the female aspect of the divine, as conceptualized by the tradition of goddess worship. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains void. Khoo explores these three manifestations by providing a theatrical compositional landscape within the Bharata Natyam genre. Set against fragments of film installation, the work is as much a celebration of divine female absolution as it is an all-pervading force of innocence, love, energy and destruction.
Source: Astro TV advt. and http://www.visionkl.com/klcalender-hot.asp
Watch Mavin Khoo in a You Tube video titled “AshtaNayika: 8 Kalahantarita”. The video embedding is disabled so please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqlNYXqSlX0&feature=related to watch.