Avatar – The Incarnation
By: NUS Indian Dance
Date: 30 Sep 2011, Fri
Venue: UCC Theatre, NUS
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Avatar, which mean “incarnation” in Hindu, tells the story of the deity Lord Vishnu’s appearances on earth through the Yugas or eras. In Hindu mythology, three supreme powers rule the universe: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer and Shiva the destroyer. As the preserver of life, Lord Vishnu is the grand master of time; as well as the one who assumes a human form when the forces of darkness threatened to overcome good. Through the classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, this performance depicts the ten major incarnations of Lord Vishnu and their significance.
Formed in 1977, NUS Indian Dance is guided by Resident Choreographer and Cultural Medallion recipient Mrs Santha Bhaskar. The group held two stagings of a two-year work-in-progress that went on to open NUS Arts Festival 2011 as Anweshana III – The Search for Nalanda.