Different cultures have different interpretations of Gods. Today, I witnessed one interpretation from the Malabar region in India. The performance was part of Singapore Arts Festival. In Theyyam, the protagonists were dressed up in heavy, theatrical costumes and make-up. Traditional music followed in the background as the performer danced and twisted around in their intricate get-up. It was an intense performance that lasted for an hour.
If you’re in Singapore, do catch today’s (Fri, 25 May) performance at
8 p.m. in the Festival Village, behind the Esplanade. It’s free.