Take a fantasy journey in 3Sixty

 Take a fantasy journey in 3Sixty
Shahrin Johry (above) says the show is about choices, consequences, temptation and desire.

Enter a fantasy world with Maya Dance Theatre at the former Kampong Kapor Community Centre in Little India from Thursday to Saturday.

The hour-long site-specific performance, 3Sixty, takes audience members to four different locations in the three-storey building, which now belongs to the Singai Tamil Sangam society, for a series of performances.

Co-choreographer of the production Shahrin Johry says: "This show is about choices and their consequences, temptation and desire." It stars four dancers, including Shahrin, 31, and fellow choreographer Sheridan Newman, as well as eight youngsters aged between 12 and 19 from the Little Arts Academy. Artistic director of The Substation Noor Effendy Ibrahim also makes a guest appearance.

The audience - limited to 30 for each performance due to space constraints - starts off at the ground floor, in front of the main doors of the building.

They are then divided into two groups and each guided up a flight of stairs to small studios on either side of the building, where they watch either Shahrin's work, Platters, or Intoxication by Newman.

In Intoxication, the studio is set up to look like someone's home, with everyday objects such as a broom, pantyhose and even Shahrin's own Lilo & Stitch stuffed toys littered around. Everything seems normal, except for black elastic bands criss-crossing the studio, trapping objects amid their weave.

Newman, 26, says the room is a "private space transformed into a fantasy world, which has a sort of Alice In Wonderland feel".

While Shahrin slinks between the elastic straps to a mix of house and electronic music, Newman, clad in a red dress, plays the intoxicating temptress. "The little voice in your head that keeps telling you, 'just one more', 'don't stop'," she says.

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