Kaala Chakra (Wheel of Time)Organised by: NUS Centre For the Arts
Performed by: NUS Indian Dance
The Kālachakra tradition revolves around the concept of time (kāla) and cycles (chakra): from the cycles of the planets, to seasons and the cycles of human life and to the smallest units of human breath. The idea of time as a universal creative reality has precursors in Vedic literature and in the Upanishads.
What if incidents in our realm of personal experience can be seen as part of cosmic cycles of time? Perhaps through the lenses of the wheel of time, we may find peace in these troubled times. As the first iteration of a work which will evolve over two years, Kaala Chakra is a work-in-progress presentation with a panel discussion about the development of this work.
Under the guidance of NUS' dance doyen Mrs Santha Bhaskar, NUS Indian Dance will explore the subtle energies within the human body on its path to enlightenment. The work will feature collaborations with visual artist Joshua Yang with music from Mario Vanegas.