Lingalayam Dance Company, founded in 1996 by Anandavalli (Counting and Cracking) in association with Belvoir present Kuruntokai – The Interior Landscape.

Kuruntokai – The Interior Landscape is an intimate contemplation on our relationship to nature. Using poems from the 13th century Tamil anthology, ‘Kuruntokai’, as the allegorical thread, the work traverses diverse landscapes mapping nature to our own deep interior emotional terrain. Love is the central axis on which themes of union, separation, longing and betrayal are spun into form through dance, projected Australian landscapes and music. These elements marry to evoke both the sensual and transcendent, parochial and universal, in a contemporary reflection of our fraught existence in a dynamic yet ever fragile environment.

Juxtaposing the structural clarity of Bharathanatyam with the sensuous fluidity of Kuchipudi, (two of the seven classical Indian dance forms) and accompanied by a live orchestra embodying the Carnatic music and rhythms of South India, Lingalayam Dance Company present Kuruntokai-The Interior Landscape.

Lingalayam Dance Company production.

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Lingalayam Dance Company
Abi Singham
Asha Mistry Kaushik
Gayathrie Isaac
Shalini Parthiban
Vaishnavi Sothirajah

Guest Dancers
Seran Sribalan
Aruthy Kumanan

Nattuvangam (cymbals) Anandavalli
Vocals Aruna Parthiban
Violin Kiran Mudigonda
Mridangam (percussion) Janakan Raj
Flute Venkhatesh Sritharan


Concept & Choreography Anandavalli
Composer/Arranger Bhagavatalu Seetarama Sarma
Video Artist Iqbal Barkat
Lighting Designer Neil Simpson
Costume designed by Anandavalli
Costumes executed by D.K. Dance Costume Tailors
Rehearsal Assistant Brindha Srinivasan

Performance Times

Friday 17th September, 7:30pm
Saturday 18th September, 2pm
Saturday 18th September, 7:30pm


All tickets are $35

Or make a night of it with a $50 package that includes: Your ticket + a bite to eat + a Poor Toms drink specially crafted for the show.

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Running Time and Content Warnings

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Content warnings will be uploaded as they are advised.

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COVID Updates

Audiences for Kuruntokai – The Interior Landscapes will be seated at up to 100% capacity. Performances are not socially-distanced and you will likely be seated next to other patrons, if you have any concerns please contact our box office. Masks are strongly recommended for all guests.

Belvoir will continue to follow the NSW Government’s COVID-19 advice and requirements to keep you safe.

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