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Guru Sakshat
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Guru Sakshat

Presenting “margam”, the traditional pathway, the Bharata Natya dance repertoire which blends the artistic expression of body, mind, heart and soul. An offering by Anu Sutharshan, with all proceeds to Down Syndrome Association of WA.

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Maniam Selven: 50 years in Retrospective
Feb.
17
5:00 pm17:00

Maniam Selven: 50 years in Retrospective

From the time he graduated as a gold medalist in Commercial Art from College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai in 1973, Ma Se has pushed the boundaries of acadamic style of drawing and painting at every stage of his life. In the past five decades, he has left no artistic medium that has not been tried or utilised to the benefit of the art form resulting in works ranging from realistic to abstract. Ma Se often talks about the ‘Search’ for knowledge and learning - be it a new concept, painting material or using computers and modern technology, has never been quenched and his exploration continues.

This session will give a glimpse of Ma Se's journey in the field of art.

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East Marries West
Sep.
21
8:00 pm20:00

East Marries West

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.

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Thunderstruck
Sep.
13
to 15 Sep.

Thunderstruck

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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!

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I am Ravana - A journey with Rama
Sep.
6
to 8 Sep.

I am Ravana - A journey with Rama

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 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.

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