NAVARATRI X temu house
by January Low
initiate . immerse . invite
NAVARATRI, the 9 nights, is dedicated to the muses of knowledge, abundance and strength.
I believe that it is a powerful time to immerse ourselves in creative practice and set our intentions for the year ahead.
I would like to invite you to Navaratri X temu house to celebrate/ honour the divine feminine through dance and film.
We begin with collective grounding.
This will be followed by an Odissi dance offering and conclude with a screening of “Dear Maa” a film by January Low and Ineza Roussille.
15 October 2023 Sunday 7pm Entrance by donation
January Low, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia started dancing with Classical Ballet, followed by 25 years of Indian Classical dance training in Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysia, focusing on Odissi.
She returned to the stage a year after the birth of her twins and premiered Kuruyadunandan at the International Odissi Festival, Orissa (2014) and performed at the Georgetown Festival (2015).
In 2016 she presented duet, bloom, a sold-out success and was extra special as she performed while 7 months pregnant. In 2017 she self-produced, dedicated, her first independent solo.
In 2018 she was a part of MI(X)G directed by Pichet Klunchun. This 2 hour production that January choreographed and performed was the opening performance for Festival Tokyo.
In 2019 she developed ‘reclaim’. The first phase was shared during Scope#6 at Dance Nucleus, Singapore and then excerpts were presented at Dancebox and ASWARA’s Tari Festival. The full work was premiered at the end of the year at KOTAK, Five Arts Centre.
Navratri is a time when Hindus celebrate the goddess Durga for killing the demon, Mahishasura. A more powerful God, Lord Brahma, had blessed Mahishasura with the gift of immortality because of his dedication to him, which meant he could never die.
Join us for this wonderful celebration.