Dance | Performance
Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge

Date and Time

Wed 10 December 2014



£10, £8 concessions, £2 students


Ivy Arts Centre

A pair of conceptually complementary works by Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate, Mayuri Boonham.

Boonham’s unique synthesis of ballet with contemporary Bharata Natyam, a classical Indian dance form, has won her and her dancers worldwide acclaim. In Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge Boonham draws on the epic creation myths of sacred Indian texts to explore the ancient questions of creation and human life through dance.

Ex Nihilo is an expression of the poetic thinking and abstract imagery drawn from the Hymn of Creation and inspired by the Rig Veda, an ancient and sacred collection of hymns referencing the origin of the world. In The Human Edge, Boonham draws inspiration from the aspect of the universe that is perceivably within our grasp - the human angle.

You can view the trailer for Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge online here.

Boonham, with her new company ATMA Dance, is one of the foremost exponents of new Bharata Natyam dance.
The Observer