The central inspiration behind Purush, a curated piece with only male performers, is that the sheer volume of the male experience is yet to be addressed in a way that draws knowledge from the light and dark, the classical male and new male, the pressures, and joys of being a man. This work is a reach toward the unattainable, varied, and everchanging lived reality of every man in the work and ideals of a great many of the men in the audience.
Robert Moses Kin
I have struggled with finding just the right way to talk about art and creation for a long time. What I know is this: There is as much truth in movement as in speech, as much in life, and being a man in today’s world, as there is in living well any society and living well and fully must be about authenticity of action and ethic. That is what being a man is about. This work is formed from the literal blood and sweat of the men, the artists involved. They have be more than generous in sharing their life experiences, good will creativity, energy and knowledge they have been without a doubt the fuel in the engine that drives this work. The gossamer inspiration for the work however came from women of depth, charm and a great deal of drive. The central idea is that the sheer volume of the male experience is yet to be addressed in a way that draws knowledge from the light and dark, the classical male and new male, the pressures, and joys of being a man. This work is a reach toward the unattainable, varied ever changing lived male reality of every man in the world and ideals of a great many of the men in the audience. This is for you and your sons, your wife and daughters, you fathers and ancestors. We are here only starting the conversation with a short statement but keep listening there is more to say and our live speak volumes.
Images courtesy Ravi Kamboj
Curated by Tanushree Shankar, Choreographer: Robert Moses Kin, Assistant Choreographers: Crystaldawn Bell and Norma Fong Michihira, Dancers: Vicky Bhartya, Uttam Saxena, Kiran Shenvi, Neeraj, Jimit Thaker, Indranil Ghosh, Gobindo Mandal, Kunal Kanti Mazumdar, Krishna Banik, Surojit Mishra, Rudraprasad Roy, Purnendra Kumar Mehsram, Music: Bickram Ghosh, Lights: Gaurav Sharma, Production Management: Monidipa Mullick
Scale Medium, Year of Commission 2017