Is Someone Listening?
Social pressure, though intangible is real!
Daily stories of unsuspecting victims crumbling under its consequences increasingly populate the media and social forums. Anxiety, depression and pressure are regular features, yet the awareness and discussion on the extent of their impact on mental well-being is rarely discussed.
Maya dance theatre delves into the subject of reduced mental wellness in ANWESHA- Beyond the Darkness.
Drawing experiences from her work as an Occupational Therapist. Kavitha Krishnan (Artistic director-choreographer) uses movement, strong imagery, case studies and real stories.
A parallel world concept created with the character SITA (Ramayana) re-examines her mental state while simultaneously exploring the well-being of many trapped in today's urban society.
Also featured is a special visual works created by the clients of Singapore Association of Mental Health (SAMH) Creative Hub.
Maya Dance Theatre
(Recipient of National Arts Council SEED grant 2012-15)
A young contemporary dance theatre company in the 10th year of its artistic journey. Known to address socially relevant subjects that resonate across borders, this is its 15th full length work.
Its critically acclaimed works have addressed important subjects like mother's grief due to loss of lives at war, The impact of patriarchy through the ages and objectification of women.
Maya's disctinctive expression is grounded in the visceral nature of human spirit.
Come experience stories of your world unfold through Maya's eyes
"Maya is at its best when challenging intercultural themes through intertwining East and West dance vocabularies across artistic disciplines." - Stephanie Burridge, Straits Times, Singapore, 2017