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Why Runs the Abhisarika – Sydney Fringe Festival 2023

September 19, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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Sydney Fringe Festival presents Why Runs the Abhisarika – a unique visual and oral storytelling performance with Indian dance and English spoken-word poetry about the simple neuroscience of passion.

A sudden bolt of lightning flashes across the sky, sparking desire in a maiden’s heart and off she goes to meet her lover! Wait, playback and zoom in 1000x to exactly what happened within these milliseconds. This is a forensic investigation into why the Abhisarika runs. Audiences! Lets ask the witnesses- the trees of the forest, the snakes, the forest ghouls, the lightning itself!

Just like six blind men describe an elephant, each witness reveals a fragmented truth about its role in the Abhisarika’s iconography, elucidated in a song.


Sydney Fringe Festival


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Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Road
Erskineville, NSW 2043 Australia
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