A Mind's Journey in Search of Destiny - T01228844626A Mind's Journey in Search of Destiny explores the creative genius and the conflicting urges that drive an artist. Tradition, self-doubt and wavering courage rein in the artist from full expression of creativity. Improvised from classical north-east Indian Manipuri dance, the performers express the ‘feminine’ and flexible as much as the ‘masculine’ and rigid forces acting upon an individual. This production resonates beyond the uncertainties of a person moving from a valued but traditional society into a more liberal but alien one, commenting on the self-belief and insecurities lying beneath the artistic impulse. The ancient Manipuri dance form, rooted in a small, isolated area of the Himalayas, is little-known. The dance is indivisibly linked with Hindu religious practices and strictly-defined traditional movements combine gentle ‘feminine’ movements (Lasya) with stronger ‘masculine’ ones (Tandava) to express all aspects of life and creation.Other Asim Ahmed (dialogue). Lighting Jason Kirk. Performer Carrie Syckelmoore. Performer Yentl de Wart. Performer Anwesha Ahmed.
|6 Nov 08||Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226|
listing details L0113359381
|29 Oct 08 to 31 Oct 08||The Blue Elephant Theatre, Inner London :: V1259993386|
listing details L1455644544