MAV | PERFORMANCE | Sthithi: We Stand, We Belong | Saturday 16 December 2017 | 6-6.30pm

[Edited extract from public address]

One’s first act of belonging to a city is to stand with confidence.

Sthithi performed by students of Monica Singh Sangwan (Sohamasmi Centre for Performing Arts) brings together dancers of diverse ethnicities to reflect contemporary Asia in our city of Melbourne.

The word ‘stithi’ comes from the Sanskrit root word ‘stha’, meaning to stand, to place, to be. Yoga in its myriad forms, as well as martial arts, has become part of the city’s cultural melting pot.

This dance composition choreographed and conceived by Sharmila Biswas, with music composed by Sukanta Kumar Kundu modernizes the movements and techniques of Indian classical dance (namely Odissi), yoga and martial art.

Where: Queensbridge Square, 3 Queensbridge St, Southbank, Vic 3006

Cost: Free

Multicultural Arts VictoriaAddress: South Melbourne Town Hall Level 1, 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Post: PO Box 5113, South Melbourne, VIC 3205, Australia
Tel: 03 9188 3681