A chance remark by an old friend in Sydney takes a woman back to her teenage years: living alone, by the sea in Chennai. She’s preparing for her debut dance recital, her Arangetram. She’s falling in love too! But when young love begins to unravel, the memories flooding back take on a power of their own…
A breathtaking solo performance melding storytelling, live music and Bharatanatyam dance, made for the unique talents of Helpmann Award-winning Vaishnavi Suryaprakash (Counting and Cracking, Galileo, Sami in Paradise), Nayika is story as survival. It is dance as resistance. It is a new type of heroine: one we have yet to imagine.
April 30th, 2024
May 19th, 2024
GETTING TO THE VENUE: Belvoir St Theatre is centrally located in Surry Hills, at 25 Belvoir Street, and close to a lot of major public transport.
BY TRAIN: The theatre is a five-minute walk from the Devonshire St/Chalmers St exit of Central Station.
BY LIGHT RAIL: The theatre is also a five-minute walk from Surry Hills Light Rail Stop and approximately seven-minute uphill walk from Chalmers Street Light Rail Stop.
BY BUS: Buses travel along Chalmers St, Elizabeth St and Cleveland St.
BY CAR: There is no onsite parking, but limited timed parking is available on the streets around the theatre. On Sundays parking is unlimited.
"Vaishnavi is another treasure of the Belvoir stage, and this piece will enhance her reputation as a performer of skill and nuance, I’m sure. It’s astonishing how this work can be simultaneously rhapsodic and confronting. The dance is hypnotic, the music is spine-tingling, and the story is haunting and profound." – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director of Belvoir
Co-Creators and Co-Directors: Nithya Nagarajan and Liv Satchell
Musicians: Marco Cher-Gibard, Bhairavi Raman
Sound Designer and Composer: Marco Cher-Gibard
Set and Costume Designer: Keerthi Subramanyam
Dramaturg: S. Shakthidharan
Cast: Vaishnavi Suryaprakash
Nayika (A Dancing Girl) is at Surry Hills's Belvoir St Theatre - Upstairs Theatre.
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