DATE         22nd March 2014
                 Seating begins - 7:30pm  |  Show starts - 8:00 pm
                 Please do join us for a post show Q&A session in the theatre following the curtain call

VENUE       Kirkland Performance Center | 350 Kirkland Ave • Kirkland, WA 98033

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Yavanika started off one fine day as I sat in quiet contemplation thinking about how my life had changed since I was a young adult just getting out of school ready to rock the world. I had met so many strong and beautiful women in my life and each one of them had a soft beautiful heart – sometimes worn very visibly on their sleeves and sometimes hidden deep behind the recesses of work, responsibility, harsh circumstances and such. With each one of them something shone strong and bright – one just had to look.

I made a conscious decision to come work in the United States. The social, cultural, educational perspectives were different. I needed to think differently to understand fully the functioning of systems and relationships. I met more strong and beautiful women from different countries and cultures. Some written off by society and some worshiped as role models. Each one of them hid a story behind their bodily exteriors. Each one of them had a perspective on their lives as well as others. Each one was right!

YAVANIKA is a contemporary dance work about human perspectives, conveyed through the story of two women. As the story unfolds on stage, these women from different backgrounds navigate the highs and lows of life - presented in this visualization through a maze. In their life journey, they form perspectives about events and situations they encounter based on their pre-conceived notions and experiences, thus creating a custom veil through which they view life going forward. Are they aware of their veiled perspectives? Can they comfortably step into a completely different one altogether?

YAVANIKA highlights the fact that there are no right and wrong perspectives. These labels come from viewing another through one’s own veiled vision, and regarding the differences to be wrong or unworthy. Learning to honor a perspective different from one’s own makes it easier to co-exist in peace and harmony. Agreeing to disagree and opening one’s eyes to truly see the world, is what will enrich and elevate mankind.

Read on about how this idea takes shape on stage.