A collaboration between the WAAPA’s award-winning Defying Gravity percussion ensemble and Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya (SMV) that will create a new world of sound - where sparkling rhythms and seductive melodies mix with an astonishing array of percussion instruments from around the globe. Defying Gravity is one of Australia's longest-established and most active new music ensembles. Defying Gravity tours nationally and internationally, commissions and performs new music, records and broadcasts for ABC Classic FM, and sells out all of its major series concerts in WA. Directed by Tim White (WASO's Principal Percussionist for 28 years), Defying Gravity has played at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention in the USA, performed throughout Australia, and featured at the 2011 CHOGM Opening Ceremony. Defying Gravity’s performances combine exotic timbres with melodic beauty and the overwhelming power of rhythm - plus all the fun of 'Stomp'!"