Performance date: Mon Oct 23, 2006 1pm
Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Shared internationally throughout the years, Kaliji’s Devi Dance is being performed as part of the opening of “Goddess, Divine Energy” – a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, exploring the myriad imaginative expressions of divine female power in the art of India and the Himalayas.
Showing Oct. 13, 2006 – Jan. 28, 2007: visit »
The Art Gallery of NSW is the leading museum of art in New South Wales and Sydney,
and one of Australia’s foremost cultural institutions. It holds significant collections of Australian, European and Asian art, and presents nearly forty exhibitions annually.
“Devi” means “mother goddess”. Devi Dance is a demonstration of the various
aspects of TriYogaÂ®, also called “Devi Yoga” because its origin arises from deep
meditation, or Cosmic Energy, known as “Devi” in the ancient texts.
When one witnesses the inner dance of this ancient hatha yoga – rhythmic
movements, breath, and mental focus guided by hasta mudras (hand gestures) – it has a profoundly calming effect.
Devi Dance is also known as “Mudra Dance”. Throughout
history, artistic depictions of Mother Goddess show her hands in
various hasta mudras.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia