BY RAKINI DEVI
FORM DANCE PROJECTS and RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENT
DANCE BITES 2017
In Urban Kali, Rakini Devi transforms the goddess Kali’s iconography to create a mythic, contemporary female identity. Embodying both Indian and Western aesthetics Devi explores the sensory dimensions of the female form as ritual and artefact. Devi’s use of Kali iconography is also a protest against female ‘shame’ prevalent in modern Indian society that sanctions misogynist atrocities as ‘punishment’.
Urban Kali is Devi’s fourth dance production on the goddess Kali, spanning 25 years, and follows Kali Yuga (2004 Riverside Theatres).
CREATOR AND PERFORMER
SOUND AND FILM DESIGNER
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2017
Rakini invites independent dancers interested in her cross-cultural vocabulary into the studio during her Parramatta residency for warm-up sessions each day.
Monday 28 to Friday 31 August
Monday 4 September to Friday 7 September
Location: Studio 404 Church Street, Parramatta
Expressions of interest contact Rakini Devi: email@example.com
For professional and advanced dancers and dance makers
Saturday 16 September
Time: 11 am – 1PM
$30 Full price $25 Concession
To participate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org