Bharatnatyam versus breakdance, a dance off like never before right here in Perth!

By Our Reporter

Battle of the Beats looks to connect ancient culture with modern moves and grooves

A unique theatre show to be staged in Perth by Shastram, Battle of the Beats—a dance and music battle pits ancient forms of Indian classical dance such as bharathanatyam and music with hip hop and beatboxing—is an Australian initiative that looks to spread the ancient knowledge within Indian classical dance to a wider audience.

Composer Madurai R Muralidharan, who is known for his intricate beats, along with Kavya Muralidharan one of India’s rising talents in bharathanatyam, take on one of Australia’s top beatbox artists Nomadic, along with Perth-based international hip hop and breakdance battle artist David Rahman! Perth-based dancer, filmmaker and theatre Producer Ghirija Jayarraj is curating and directing this event.

This is the first of the series of projects Shastram promises as part of their ‘Connect’ series, which aims to break barriers and find the similarities in strikingly different cultures and genres of dance, music and art in order to connect to a wider audience.

Event details
  • Where: Nexus Theatre in Murdoch University
  • When: 15 June
  • Time: 6pm-7:30pm
  • Tickets: $25 each; booking link is


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