Urban Kali

Published 23rd August, 2017 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Australia

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For two nights only at Riverside Theatre, Urban Kali is a contemporary dance performance that integrates dance, installation and film. Drawing on her Kolkata origins, classical Indian dance forms and visual arts practice, Devi showcases the female form as both ritual and artefact. Urban Kali explores themes of female ‘shame’, a concept prevalent throughout Indian society and many other cultures. Through performing iconography of the Hindu Goddess Kali, Devi creates a mythical persona to protest misogynist attitudes and atrocities. Urban Kali is the fourth dance production by Devi to focus on the goddess Kali following Kali Yuga, which was presented at Riverside Theatres in 2004. Devi’s solo performances have been presented in the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, India, Europe, Indonesia and South Africa as well as nationally throughout Australia. Urban Kali is Devi’s doctoral presentation as part of her thesis at UOW titled Urban Kali: From Sacred Dance to Secular Performance. Creator and performer: Rakini Devi | Sound and film designer: Karl Ford

Published 23rd August, 2017 in Concert or Performance