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Asia TOPA Samsara Preview
Event Name:Samsara Preview Performances
Date(s):Sunday 1 and Monday 2 March 2020
Presenter:Bunjil Place
Presenter contact:Robin Batt
Event Build contact:Lisa
Venue Mode:General Admission - Dress Circle on hold pending demand
Sales Mode:Open to pubic - website and box office
Start time(s):Sunday 3pm
Monday 7:30pm
Running Time:60 minutes
Interval Y/N?:No
GP On-sale Date:Tuesday, 11 February 2020
GP On sale Time:12noon
Ticket Prices:$0 Registration Only
Ticket Limit:4 tickets per person
Booking Links:
Warnings/Special FX:N/A
Event Info:The vast histories, philosophies and cultures of China and India meet in this breathtaking work of dance and storytelling.
Created by international dance artists Aakash Odedra (UK/India) and Hu Shenyuan (China), Samsara merges mythological storytelling with personal experience.
Described by The Guardian as “a beautiful performer”, Odedra has attracted global attention for both his virtuoso Kathak performances and his contemporary choreography. One of the most outstanding dancers of his generation in China, Shenyuan was the standout performer in Yang Liping’s Under Siege (Melbourne Festival 2017).
Inspired by the historical events recounted in the 16th century Chinese classic Journey to the West, Samsara is an unprecedented expression of cultural exchange through the language of dance, drawing upon the diverse disciplines of ballet, contemporary dance, Chinese folk dance and the classical Indian dance form Kathak.
Featuring the live music of Nicki Wells, immerse yourself in the energy and skill of these two extraordinary soloists.
Enjoy an exclusive preview performance at Bunjil Place or visit Arts Centre Melbourne for the epic world premiere.
Aakash Odedra Company, Arts Centre Melbourne and Bagri Foundation present in partnership with Bunjil Place