This is a repeating eventjune 15, 2019 8:00 pm
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greymatter at Aliwal Arts Centre
28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
Religion is often used as a weapon to frown upon and deride identity and love even though it is meant to soothe and uplift the human spirit. ‘Purushi’ uses religion
Religion is often used as a weapon to frown upon and deride identity and love even though it is meant to soothe and uplift the human spirit. ‘Purushi’ uses religion as a tool to liberate through love regardless of the nature of it.
‘Purushi’ is defined as ‘the feminine’ in Sanskrit. Contextually, it is a play on ‘Purusha’, which means ‘the indestructible, eternal Self’ in Sankrit and ‘husband’ in Tamil. In a world that has made quantum leaps in technology and innovation, love and relationships still struggle to break free from the yoke of what is known as tradition.
‘Purushi’ hopes to illustrate that tradition can be a tool to liberate and not a ball and chain that inhibits emotion and expression. ‘Purushi’ is a classical dance duet with traditional lyrics and music set in a contemporary space and format.
‘Purushi’ parallels our previous work ‘Sakhi’ in PinkFest 2018 by continuing to challenge the stereotypical interpretations of traditional texts, dance and theatre in Bharathanatyam; in an attempt to create an evolved vocabulary that is both inclusive and accepting. This time we explore ‘Shringar’: the love one experiences tangibly, psychologically, metaphysically and spiritually.