This performance leads us through the contrasts and fusions in the works of Patricia Passo and Colleena Shakti.
Red Lotus debuted in Madrid, Spain this April and features dance styles including: Western & Indian classical,
Spanish & Rajasthani 'Gypsy', disciplined & improvisational from East & West, and Fusion Belly Dance.
The Lotus is a universal symbol of divinity and purity. Red is a color which invokes particularly feminine energy and images. In the west people often think of red as the color of seduction, passion and desire; a woman at her most vulnerable and powerful point. In India, red represents the divine feminine in the concept of Shakti (power or divine force of the Goddess; as the activating force in the universe). The color red defines the focus on feminine movement, which is the unifying theme of this work.
Though the dances present in Red Lotus are from far corners of the globe, the aesthetic value of their movements is femininity in its many shades and contrasts. Each petal of this 'Red Lotus' reveals another possibility of feminine strength and grace. Contrasting dance styles are presented such as Western and Indian classical, Spanish and Rajasthani 'Gypsy' offering both disciplined and improvisational forms from East and West. These dances are merely different facets of the same spirit. This spirit is explored in the conclusion with a Fusion Belly Dance piece. Join us in welcoming Red Lotus in a special One Night Only performance.
This project supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Marks would also like to extend a very special thanks to Shakti Dance Movement who offer workshops with the artists May 30 & 31 at Kapolei Yoga & Dance Studio. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.shakti808.com or 646-0786 for more workshop information.
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