October 9, 2018, the Kumari and the Beast dance show was premiered at the Russian Center for Science and Culture.
The RCSC in Kathmandu, together with the Sushila Academy of Arts and Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (WEAN), organized a musical and dance show for the Nepalese legend Kumari and the Beast.
For the first time, the Russian-Nepali project was held at such a high level of preparation: professional light and sound, magical scenery and the best dance group in Nepal.
The legend of the living goddess Kumari was represented by professional dances with elements of ballet, music by the Russian composer I. Stravinsky and live accompaniment of traditional Nepalese instruments that enhanced the effect of perceiving the actions taking place on stage.
It was a complete immersion in the legend, which traced all the spectrum of emotions from hatred and cruelty to passion and love. Love for a man and love for the people, and the daunting task of choice. Not an easy choice.This dance show is a tribute to the feminine power that is worshiped in Nepal, because the living goddess Kumari lives in Nepal.
The dance show “Kumari and the Beast”, which went for five days (two shows per day) at the RCSC was attended by more than 1,800 people.