Boxers in boxes, a different kind of Shaolin show

By Sumitra Selvaraj, Photography George Town Festival

December 2013 FEATURE
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Acclaimed Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brought the house down at the 2013 George Town Festival with Sutra, a dance performance inspired by the spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks.The curtain swept aside to reveal a stark stage setting of 21 wooden boxes designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Antony Gormley, as the audience at Dewan Sri Pinang settled into an apprehensive hush. The haunting live score by Polish composer Szymon Brzóska stirred to life as piano, percussion and strings melded together,...

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Sumitra Selvaraj

is a writer and television talk show executive producer. She is also known as @sareesandstories on Instagram, where she writes about her journey through the daily drape.

Photography George Town Festival