Rachna Nivas

Reclaiming the Divine Feminine

Mainstage Theater
March 1-2, 7:30pm
Tickets are $32-$52
Runtime: 100 mins

Rachna Nivas’ ‘Reclaiming the Divine Feminine’ takes audiences into the dark and mystical realm of tantra and its radial hailing of supreme feminine power as the primordial energy that pervades all things in time and space. Through classical Indian kathak dance, live music, and special lighting and prop design, Nivas embodies the wildness of Kali – Goddess of time and death who represents the bold paradoxes of feminine wholeness. She is intoxicating and terrifying, beautiful and grotesque, ascetic and erotic, loving and rageful. She is the force that binds us and the force that sets us free.

Dispelling western myths of tantra and elevating the intersections of ecofeminism, interconnectedness, and Eastern principles of nonduality, ‘Reclaiming the Divine Feminine’ illuminates a woman’s treacherous path to transforming her shadows and reclaiming her wild limitless nature. This performance promises to haunt, provoke, and enchant. Opening act by Nivas’ apprentice company dancers.

Original musical score composed by India-based composer Jayanta Banerjee
Live Musical artists;
Jayanta Banerjee, sitar
Satyaprakash Mishra, tabla
Varshini Narayanan, bansuri flute
Dara Hankins, cello 
Neha Tummala, vocals

Lighting design by Serena Wong

Support for this project comes from New York Live Arts Independent Works Program, CUNY Dance Initiative, and Leela Dance Collective.