Choreography by MYTHILI PRAKASH
Music Composition by ADITYA PRAKASH ENSEMBLE
September 21, 2013 at THE FORD AMPHITHEATRE, Hollywood
Dynamic choreography by Bharata Natyam Dancer MYTHILI PRAKASH seamlessly blends with the evocative melodies of South Indian Classical music, jazz, and funk of the ADITYA PRAKASH ENSEMBLE to create the ethereal world of MARA, the masterMIND behind it all.
Inspired by Mara, the devious fictional character from Buddhist lore, this work explores the byzantine nature of the mind in a story of transformation, perception, and Self-discovery.
A cast of 25 members of the SHAKTI DANCE COMPANY, devoted to the ancient South Indian dance form of Bharata Natyam, convey the illusive world where thoughts, emotions, relationships, and desires reside.
"....integrity of approach....mature and accomplished." - The Los Angeles Times