Social theme in Indian dance 'Lipstick'

Expect original compositions with innovative dance choreography and music arrangements by Malaysians.
Expect original compositions with innovative dance choreography and music arrangements by Malaysians.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — ‘Lipstick’ is an annual dance production which focuses on a specific social issue affecting women and other aspects of womanhood.

Organised each year by The Tanjai Kamalaa Indira Dance School, this year’s edition highlights domestic violence and a real survivor will be featured on stage.

Promising a dance production that breaks all boundaries, the show allows the Indian classical dance form of Bharathanatyam to be more sensitive to an ever-changing environment.

Expect original compositions with innovative dance choreography and music arrangements by Malaysians.

The repertoire includes the opening dance called “Woman Thou Art Beautiful” and a second item, “Make Me Yours” composed in the Malay & R&B style.

The segment, “Epitaph Of Broken Vows”, highlights the suffering of domestic violence in the form of a monologue and dance. It will be accompanied by a documentary about real-life victims.

One of the victims in the video will come on stage to address the audience. She was tortured by her husband for 14 years, producer Kamini Manikam said.

The production ends with the traditional thillana, usually a pure dance with complex footwork in three speeds but this dance will also depict  a woman’s spiritual love for God.

Catch the production this weekend at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre on March 1-2 at 8.10pm.

Tickets: RM105, RM75, RM55.  Visit www.ticketpro.com.my, www.tki.com.my  or call 010-5306909/03-78807999/03-40479000.

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