Mahaweli Entanglements | Sangam 2019

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 4:00 am


150 Princes St,
Carlton North VIC 3054


$25 Full | $20 Concession
(Purchase of this ticket will allow free entry to Perai Gatherings on 23 November)


Featuring the World Premier of “Radhika and Muddupalani“: a dance and music collaboration between Priyadarsini GovindLalgudi VijayalakshmiUthra Vijay and Priya Srinivasan presenting the controversial text in performance. Although this text was banned in the 20th century, it was a respected classic in the 18th century written by the Devadasi Muddupalani. This short performance excerpt from the larger work looks at the entanglement in women’s lives as they negotiate power then and now.

Gamaka, an organisation for young and emerging talent in Melbourne, have curated an ensemble musical work featuring Narthana (violin), Keshav (mandolin), Acktshan (mridangam), Nanthesh (mridangam) and Lojen (ghatam) – Melbourne based musicians showcase pieces they have developed in workshops with Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi featuring strings and percussion and a choir.

Performing Artists: Priyadarshini Govind, Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Priya Srinivasan, Uthra Vijay, Keshav Ram, Narthana Yogarajah, Acktshan Vasavan, Thabo Mohanakumar
Tech Support: Nisha Leena Roy
Co-curators for Mahaweli: Gamaka inc.
Festival Curators: Priya Srinivasan, Uthra Vijay and Hari Sivanesan

Mahaweli Entanglements is presented as part of Sangam 2019.