Dance review: Chowk, Siong Leng's fusion a bold gamble with uncertain pay-off

Dance company Chowk Productions made a bold gamble in its first collaboration with traditional Chinese music group Siong Leng Musical Association. PHOTO: CRISPIAN CHAN
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Dance company Chowk Productions made a bold gamble in its first collaboration with traditional Chinese music group Siong Leng Musical Association.

It was an unexpected meeting between Chowk artistic director Raka Maitra's contemporary blend of Odissi and Chhau, an Indian martial dance, and Siong Leng's experimental take on ancient Chinese Nanyin music.

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