Mavin Khoo in Devi in Absolution

Riverside Theatres – 1 November 2011, 8PM – 10PM

One of the world’s most exciting male solo dancers, trained in both classical Indian styles and western contemporary dance, collaborates with one of India’s most gifted Carnatic singers and musicians.

Mavin Khoo is a brilliant dancer and choreographer in high demand around the globe. He has collaborated and danced with some of the major choreographers of today including Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor and Christopher Bannerman. Beginning his training in Bharata Natyam at Kuala Lumpar’s Temple of Fine Arts and then on to London and New York, Khoo’s main studies were under renowned dance maestro Padma Shri Adyar K. Lakshmanin Chennai, India. He also studied Odissi and Bharata Natyam under Ramli Ibrahim, one of the original dancers of Sydney Dance Company.

Challenging notions of gender and tradition, Khoo’s original ideas and light-catching technique make him one of the world’s most fascinating artists in his genre.

O.S. Vaidyanathan or Arun, as he is more popularly called, is internationally acclaimed for the sonorous voice with which he exquisitly interprets devotional music with exhilarating musical personality and artistic purity.

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