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Mavin Khoo / Krishna, Blue Lord

Mavin Khoo is recognised internationally as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and researcher. He studied Bharatanatyam dance in India under the renowned Maestro Padma Shri Adyar K. Lakshman. He has also studied contemporary dance at the prestigious Cunningham Studios in New York and classical ballet with Marian St. Claire, and Michael Beare.He is currently Rehearsal Director of the Akram Khan Company and Artistic Director of the Maltese National contemporary dance company ZFin Malta Dance Ensemble.

Mavin Khoo will present his creation on the 5th of July at 21.30 at Accademia Filarmonica Romana. A performance of Bharatanatyam Dance and Carnatic Music, with Pushkala Gopal (voice), Shane Shambu (nattuvangam), Jyostna Srikanth (violin), Prathap Ramachandra (mridangam). The performance is based on the Indian divinity Krishna, and will interpret a series of texts from the vast corpus of Vaishnava literature. This performance is an original production by the dancer and choreographer Mavin Khoo, internationally acclaimed as one of the finest contemporary interpreters of Bharatanatyam dance.

Alain Daniélou Foundation in collaboration with Gamaka Association and Istituzione Palazzo Rospigliosi will organise a 3-days masterclass (1-3 July 2016) with Maestro Mavin Khoo. Expert and less-expert dancers are welcome to enregister. The programme will include the study of traditional Bharatanatyam dance technique and the classical repertoire, and will be delivered at two different levels. On successful completion of the three-day programme, participants will receive a certificate of participation. 3 July , 8.30pm, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo (RM) Masterclass Public Performance On termination of the Masterclass, the participants will present a Performance of Bharatanatyam dance, which will be open to the public in the prestigious setting of Palazzo Rospigliosi.

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Photos: Mario D’Angelo


Mavin Khoo interview
SummerMela 2016