Rhythm Divine II – River Runs Deep
Curator By Sanjeev Bhargava
Rhythm Divine II – River Runs Deep is a dance performance in collaboration with Pung Cholom drummers of the Shree Shree Govindajee Nat Sankirtan in Manipur. Deboo has been working with drummers for the last ten years, and it its second iteration, Rhythm Divine II explores the unrest in the region of Manipur. ‘River Runs Deep’ begins on a gentle note, reflective of the ordinary life lives in the North East, with a gradual build up to the sense of insecurity through which many people conduct their existence.
Discipline Curator Sanjeev Bhargava
At the heart of Uncharted Seas is the search for the intangible – truth, beauty, love and freedom. Though the performance is separated into sections, the production in its entirety attempts to capture the essence of the “search”, through the use of light, movement, space and rhythm, culminating in poetry in motion.
About the Elephant
Curated By Tanusree Shankar
About the elephant is an exploration of our place and purpose within civilization
The work draws upon our awareness and control of the information fed to us by higher powers. It is a physical expression inspired by recent and historical events that have affected our society’s perception of true reality. It is just as much a public protest as it is an intimate conversation. Playful yet thought provoking, ‘About the Elephant’ is a search of clarity within our existence.
Curated by Tanusree Shankar
Purush is a curated piece with only male performers that will showcase their strength, power and masculinity. The theme is “Shiva – the Quintessential Man”. The dancers, selected by curator Tanusree Shankar, will be from India, and the piece will be choreographed by Robert Moses Kin.
Conception, Artistic Direction and Choreography Rukmini Chatterjee
Shiv Yin is a rare performance bringing China and India together through dance and music.
It is a beautiful love story that traverses the emotions of love, anger, jealousy and ultimate union, through a vibrant interpretation of classical Indian and contemporary Chinese dance forms. It explores the concept of the Male and the Female/ Yin and Yang through two distinct cultures
Site Matters: A Performance Workshop
Conducted by Jane Collins and Firos Khan
In this short three-day workshop, guided by two experienced practitioners, participants will work in small groups to consider how a performance might be conceived in response to a specific site in or around the environs of the festival. Given the limited length of time available the emphasis of the workshop will not be on producing finished works but will look to making short speculative performance experiments that will generate further ideas and discussion.
Expressive Movement Therapy
Workshop conducted by Tripura Kashyap
This workshop will explore the uniqueness and dynamism of our inner dance and self-expression. Through therapeutic movement-based techniques, participants will engage deeply with self-identity, the craft of movement and hence enhance intra-personal integration. It is through this heightened sense of self that we become empowered enough to reach out to others. The workshop will use body preparation exercises, creative movement sequences to music, guided dialogues, dance studies and movement relaxation techniques, to strengthen the body-mind connection and the capacity for effective expression and communication. This creative-therapeutic-expressive movement process will suit a wide range of personalities and body types.
Sari: The Unstitched
Discipline Curator Sanjeev Bhargava
Sari: The Unstitched is a celebration of the creation of this unique drape in constant play with the body, both in stillness and in movement. This show was conceived to rekindle the lost playfulness and individuality of the sari. As the quintessential expression of the weavers’ imagination, talent and skill, the sari continues to be the jewel of the Indian hand loom industry. This union of the sari and the wearer exudes the sensuality of dance. The performance highlights the stages in the journey from cotton pod to a magnificent fabric, draped in a range of wearing styles.
Curated by Sanjeev Bharagava
An extension of last year’s project, Sandhi will include renowned musicians accompanied by four dancers. From each of these creative collaborations between a classical dancer and a classical vocalist emerge new productions with a selected text.