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Desiring God by Mavin Khoo & Akshay Sharma

22 Jun 2022

19:00

Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome

Run time: 2hrs 20 mins (no interval)

Country of Origin: United Kingdom / India

BIDF Festival Pass

24 for any 3 performances at the Birmingham International Dance Festival (excluding BRB On Your Marks) when purchased at the same time. Available for all seats in the Patrick Studio and in bands B and C in the main house and on full price tickets only

Dates
22 Jun 2022
19:00
Costs
Full Price: £12, Conc: £8, Under 25s: £5
Special Offers
Festival Pass: Get 3 shows for £24
Recommended For
8+
Location
Birmingham Hippodrome

World Premiere

Celebrated Bharatanatyam artist Mavin Khoo presents an experiential evening of dance in two halves. Khoo begins by inviting contemporary artist Akshay Sharma to showcase a work of improvisational movement framed by notions of spiritual exploration and the magnetic pull of desire.

This will then lead to Khoo’s own exploration of these ideas through the genre of expressional dance – abhinaya. The recital will be in the format of a chamber concert recital – a baithak – where the dance artist and musicians are seated and unfold nuances of poetry in classical compositions.

Interweaving stories of love, lust, desire and heartbreak, Khoo will create a synthesis between a personal queer narrative and the majestic legacy of Indian classical compositions.

CreditsSITE-SPECIFIC IMPROVISATION: 
Artist: Akshay Sharma
 
MAIN PERFORMANCE: 
Artist: Mavin Khoo 
Title: An Evening of Abhinaya 
Vocalist: Sharan Subramaniam 
Flautist: Vijay Venkat 
Percussionist: Prathap Ramachandra 
Production Manager: Marias Arnold Clark 

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