Chapter1. Pain (Flamenco Solo)
Sita in the state of being oppressed and tested in the name of chastity.
Pain, trials, and bitterness that Sita went through is represented by Flamenco solo dance to Cante.
Her red footat the end symbolizes Sati, a funeral custom where a widow sacrifices in fire herself after her husband's death.
Chapter 2) Death (Tribal Fusion Bellydance Solo)
The death of the body itself and the old ego
The choreograhy of Tribal belly dance with skirts expresses the process of fear, panic, anger and acceptance for death.
Chapter 3) Resurrection (Kathak Solo)
Sita of the past in torment and trauma has burnt to death. She resurrects in the ashes with a new self. While sitting silently and meditating in the fire, the hidden 'Shakti' energy finally wakes up. The test of fire and the series of hardships were rather catalysts to wake up the inner strength and infinite power. Instead of being a helpless victim who left her fate to someone else, the resurrected woman stands proudly for her faith.
Chapter 4) Unity (Group Dance)
'Shakti' embraces all of the history of suffering and struggles of women, physical and spiritual death, and the process of hardships. Unity, harmony and joy beyond anger and struggles are expressed by the group performance of 3 dancers with the concept of Durga, the Hindu goddess of ultimate victory.
In Sanskrit language, 'Shakti' refers to the sacred power, the primordial cosmic energy and the divine feminine creative power. In Eastern philosophy, it symbolizes the 'Yin' and 'Chi'.
Performer & Staff
Kathak choreography and dance / Eunkyeong Baak
Tribal fusion bellydance choreography and dance / Gaok Han
Flamenco choreography and dance / EunSeong Baak