ARE YOU READY TO BE BRAVE AND COME AND WALK ON THE WILD SIDE?
This is Shakti's signature piece, her debut into the London dance scene in 1998 at the Riverside Studios.
She shocked the critics and audience and thus was branded a 'one of a kind not to be missed.'
An unbridled force of raw energy and quivering flesh Shakti took London by storm and played to a sold out house for 2 weeks.
She also got the name "Queen of the Fringe" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
This piece explores the inner sexuality of a woman and reveals her ascent to liberation and her descent into madness going from self-love to self-destruction from virgin to vixen, creation to destruction, exotica to unrelenting erotica.
It a a journey of a woman in search of her identity. It is the realization of one who has become unabashedly assured and in control of her own sexuality.
This piece is an exultation of women and life. Beauty and the beast unleashed. . .
"CAMP ASIAN VAMP" said London Time Out
"KILLER LOVER" said Montreal Mirror
"SHE YANKS YER EYES OUT" said the London Evening Standard
"SHE MUST BE FROM OUTER SPACE" said Le Monde
"A FRENZIED MIX OF SUSHI AND CURRY" said the Scotsman
"SACRED MONSTER" said The Herald
It has been 22 years from when it was first performed in Tokyo in an
underground theatre, Jean-Jean, and 20 years since her London debut.
The show has been performed in :
London (Riverside Studios) 1996
Edinburgh Fringe (The Garage Theatre) 1999, 2003
Avignon OFF (La Funambule) 1998
Cardiff, Wales 1997
Brighton (Kommedia Theatre) 1997
Lausanne, Switzerland (L'Octagon Theatre) 2004
Berlin, Germany (Engelbrot Theatre) 2008
Tokyo, Japan (Jean- Jean) 1994
Tokyo, Japan (Aoyama Enkei Theatre) 2007
Prague, Czech (for the BODY Festival) 2000
Maribor , Slovenia (Judgement Tower) 2000
Lubliana, Slovenia 2000
Montreal, Canada (La Chapelle) 1996, 2005
Toronto, Canada 1996
Adelaide Fringe - first time in Australia (February)
Kyoto ALTI National Theatre (May)
Avignon Festival (July)
COME AND TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE . . .