Oh, Shakti!

Duke Dance Program, ChoreoLab 2015: "Oh Shakti"

"You are the sun which illuminates the inner darkness of the ignorant
You manifest as the eternal consciousness in all creation
May the remembrance of you dissolve the intoxication of self-pride Liberating us from the endless cycles of life and death
May the Kundalini awaken the seven chakras celebrating the sublime union of the body and soul"
Ananda Lahiri [Sanskrit] verse 3, 9, Adi Shankaracharya (7th century CE)

Conceptualization: Purnima Shah

Dancer, singer, choreographer: Ramya S. Kapadia