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Image I AM A DEMON | VARNAM - EDIT Date/Time:
28th September 2018 (Fri), 8.00 PM
29th September 2018 (Sat), 8.00 PM

Buy 5 Free 1 (Please contact DPAC: 03-4065 0001/0002)

Double bill of Pichet Klunchun’s I Am A Demon (solo performance) and Padmini Chettur’s Varnam (two-hander).

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Ticket Information:
RM68.00 (Normal)
RM60.00 (Dcard)
RM50.00 (Student)
Project curated by Akane Nakamura, Helly Minarti, Lim How Ngean

1. “I Am A Demon” 

Presented by: PICHET KLUNCHUN (Bangkok, Thailand)


Critically-acclaimed Pichet Klunchun contemporises his traditional training in Thai Khon performance in this deconstructed piece, “I Am A Demon”. It is a strong personal testimonial that expresses the tensions of traditional and contemporary body aesthetics while paying tribute to his traditional master, art form, and training. ."I Am Demon" presents an individual's fierce passion for his art, which also reveals the fragile human condition. It is rigorous and virtuosic as well as it is tender and lyrical.


Created in 2005 to commemorate the 3-year death anniversary of his beloved master, “I Am Demon” tells the story of passing down the art form from one generation to the next, as well as a relationship between master and student.


2. Varnam - Edit”

Presented by: PADMINI CHETTUR (Chennai, India), BHEDA ADITI SHARAD


Padmini Chettur has always incorporated her traditional training in Bharatnataym into her contemporary choreography. Her systematic deconstruction of the Bharatanatyam vocabulary, rhythm, and philosophy will resonate with Malaysian dancers and choreographers as another method to contemporize the Indian form. In “Varma II”, Chettur reworks an older work of hers with new musician collaborations and new choreographies.


The ‘Varnam’ in the traditional dance repertoire of Bharatanatyam occupies the central position of any performance. The opening lines of the Mohanaama Varnam drag us immediately and relentlessly into the heroine’s complex world through classical Indian dance. A story of lost love, abandonment and, pining, it is also, in its original interpretation, a glorified description of god’s divine love and lovemaking. In this work, which re-engages this iconic material and music, the dancers – some classically trained, others not – begin to unravel the meaning of the text, to re-physicalize the known language. Into the grid of the Varnam they invite references of contemporary text and their own personal voices of womanhood, body, and sexuality.


28th September 2018 (Fri), 8.00 PM
29th September 2018 (Sat), 8.00 PM

Buy 5 Free 1(Please contact DPAC: 03-4065 0001/0002)



Ticket Information:
RM68.00 (Normal)
RM60.00 (Dcard)
RM50.00 (Student)

*Concession ticket purchaser (Student) need to show their ID while collecting the tickets

Ticket Office:
1. Damansara Performing Arts Centre
   H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara
   Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
   47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
   Tel: +60 3 4065 0001, 4065 0002

This project is supported by The Japan Foundation Asia Center and Arts Council Tokyo

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