Raina Peterson presents 'Narasimha – ManLion'. 'Narasimha – ManLion' draws inspiration from Tamil Poet-Saint Andal’s devotional poem which explores Narasimha: the fierce Hindu deity associated with the liminal and the in-between. 'Narasimha – ManLion' combines blood and honey, flowers and entrails.
Peterson draws on their training in classical Indian dance (mohiniyattam) to create a work which oscillates between the violence of Narasimha’s imagery and the sensuality of Andal’s poetry.
'Narasimha – ManLion' is part one of a triptych queering classical Indian dance from the perspective of a transgender Hindu.
This project received Cash to Create through the Fringe Fund, as part of Radical Access, in partnership with Arts Access Victoria.
Proudly supported by James McCaughey. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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