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Simha Vahini (2005)
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This is a visitation by multi-armed Devi Durga wearing a traditional mask, to the accompaniment of both folk and classical instruments. The piece builds on sahi yatra processional movements and gotipua story telling, to describe Her epic slaying of powerful demons that threaten the peace of the world.

The piece was created using movement material the participating gotipuas were doing themselves in their gurukuls.

Choreographic adaptation: Rekha Tandon
Music: Traditional
Music Arrangement: Michael Weston
Duration: 8 minutes






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