Super Ruwaxi

The Good Little Confucian Girl discovers her super-identity as the Hairy Arm-pitted Feminist, armed with magical gender-bending body odor that can change the course of patriarchal oppression. Super Ruwaxi: Origins mashes together theater, multimedia, and contemporary Indian dance to create a live comic-book story about queerness, coming of age, and the immigrant experience.

Written, Choreographed & Performed by
Cynthia Ling Lee & Shyamala Moorty of the Post Natyam Collective
Directed & Dramaturged by Alison De La Cruz
Visual Illustrator & Animator: Adnan Hussain
Music by Derrick Spiva, Ravindra Deo, and Ian Smith
Costume Design by Danielle A Domingue
Technical Director & Lighting Designer: Kedar Lawrence

The development of Super Ruwaxi: Origins was supported in part by the City of Santa Monica Artist Fellowship Program.

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Super Ruwaxi

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The Good Little Confucian Girl discovers her super-identity as the Hairy Arm-pitted Feminist, armed with magical gender-bending body odor that can change the course of patriarchal oppression. Super Ruwaxi: Origins mashes together theater, multimedia,…


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The Good Little Confucian Girl discovers her super-identity as the Hairy Arm-pitted Feminist, armed with magical gender-bending body odor that can change the course of patriarchal oppression. Super Ruwaxi: Origins mashes together theater, multimedia, and contemporary Indian dance to create a live comic-book story about queerness, coming of age, and the immigrant experience.

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    Created and Performed by: Cynthia Ling Lee and Shyamala Moorty
    Director, Dramaturg, and Contributing Writer: Alison De La Cruz

    Script and Choreography: Cynthia Ling Lee and Shyamala Moorty
    Music Composition: Derrick Spiva Jr., Ravindra Deo, Ian Smith
    Recorded Musicians: Kamaljeet Ahluwalia, Ananya Ashok, Neal Bharati, Chelsea Chambers, Ravindra Deo, Aditya Ganesh, Seema Hanamsagar, Ramesh Kumar, Pankaj Misra, David Trasoff
    Voiceovers: Alison De La Cruz, Karen Huie, Shyamala Moorty, Lyn Ross, Ova Saopeng

    Animation: Adnan Hussain
    Costume Design: Danielle A. Domingue
    Technical Director & Lightning Designer: Kedar Lawrence

    Material for Super Ruwaxi: Origins was developed in part through the Post Natyam Collective’s long-distance web-based creative process. The development of Super Ruwaxi: Origins was supported in part by the City of Santa Monica Artist Fellowship Program,

    by Shyamala Moorty

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