Described by the New York times as “movingly meditative”, East marries West is a duet of Sitar and Indian Cello by Pandit Shubhendra Rao, protégé of Pandit Ravi Shankar, and Saskia Rao-de Haas disciple of Flute Maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia, accompanied by Zuheb Ahmed Khan on the Tabla, and joined by Ishaan Rao on the Piano, presented by Sanskriti Seniors of WA & Jhankar.
Rapturous and exotic, gorgeous and romantic, passionate and powerful: an ace team of percussion magicians joins Defying Gravity to create musical alchemy in a heavenly world made entirely of sound. The winners of Triple J’s 2017 Listen Out competition, Feels is a dynamic WA-based duo blending high energy percussion with funky melodies and ravishing electronic beats. Virtuoso percussionist Pavan Kumar Hari, introduces dancers and musicians from WA’s Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya (SMV), revealing a mystical world of exotic instruments, seductive timbres, breathtaking images and the overwhelming power of rhythm!
I am Ravana, is one of the headlining events of the DiverseCity KL International Arts Festival (KLIAF) 2018 and is staged by Australian-based arts and culture organisation Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya (SMV) in collaboration with The Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) - Inner Space Dance (ISD). I am Ravana will be staged for just three nights from Sept 6 to 8 at the Shantanand Auditorium, The Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur.
I am Ravana premiered last July in Perth to rave reviews – the West Australian remarked that it was "a true feast for the senses" – and marks the first show that SMV is staging outside of Australia. Over 100 cast and crew from both Kuala Lumpur and Perth will be involved in production, which is further brought to life by colourful sets and costumes and both live and pre-recorded music.