Narasimha: Man Lion

19 -22 Oct 2022

Temperance Hall, Melbourne Australia

Winner of Best Dance and Physical Theatre show for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2022

Raina Peterson presents ‘Narasimha – ManLion’. ‘Narasimha – ManLion’ draws inspiration from Tamil Poet-Saint Andal’s devotional poem which explores Narasimha: the fierce Hindu deity associated with the liminal and the in-between. ‘Narasimha – ManLion’ combines blood and honey, flowers and entrails.

Peterson draws on their training in classical Indian dance (mohiniyattam) to create a work which oscillates between the violence of Narasimha’s imagery and the sensuality of Andal’s poetry.

Raina Peterson presents ‘Narasimha – ManLion’. ‘Narasimha – ManLion’ draws inspiration from Tamil Poet-Saint Andal’s devotional poem which explores Narasimha: the fierce Hindu deity associated with the liminal and the in-between. ‘Narasimha – ManLion’ combines blood and honey, flowers and entrails.

Peterson draws on their training in classical Indian dance (mohiniyattam) to create a work which oscillates between the violence of Narasimha’s imagery and the sensuality of Andal’s poetry.

Choreographer & Perfomer: Raina Peterson

Music and Performer: Marco Cher-Gibard

Lighting Design: Meri Leeworthy

Costume design: Jinghua Qian

Videography: Devika Bilimoria

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