Urban Kali

urban kali

For two shows only, Form Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present Urban Kali, a contemporary multidisciplinary performance that integrates dance, installation and film. Born in Kolkata and based in Sydney, Urban Kali creator and performer, Rakini Devi, is renowned for her work that challenges notions of race, culture, social issues and new technologies.

Urban Kali explores themes of female ‘shame’, a concept prevalent throughout Indian society and many other cultures. Through performing iconography of the Hindu Goddess Kali, Devi creates a mythical persona to protest misogynist attitudes and atrocities. Drawing on her Kolkata origins, classical Indian dance forms and visual arts practice, Devi showcases the female form as both ritual and artefact.

Urban Kali is Devi’s fourth dance production on the goddess Kali, spanning  25 years, and follows Kali Yuga that was presented in 2004 at Riverside.

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday 22 September at 8pm
Saturday 23 September at 8pm

Rakini Devi will also be facilitating a masterclass for professional and advanced dancers and dance makers. For more information click on the next tab from this page. Book here

Masterclass Date & Time: Saturday 16 September Time: 11 am – 1pm
Price: $30 Full price, $25 Concession

*Please note this performance will contain partial nudity.

Visitor InformationVisitor Information

Event start:
22nd Sep 2017
Event end:
23rd Sep 2017
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Cost: Adult $35 | Conc $28
Contact name: Riverside Theatres
Contact phone: 8839 3399


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