Upcoming Performances & workshops
'EXPRESSIONS OF I am'
on 11th April 2010,
@Oxford book store, leela palace, Bangalore.
This performance is part of a process where individuals improvised, jammed and expressed through their bodies.An interactive session where every individual worked on elements of composition, narration and choreography to discover the possibilities of their bodies through movement .
In/Out/In is a new performance created with the collaboration of Indian and German artists to look at boundaries of textual and performative spaces for the feminine in the Indian context. The performance is loosely based on Jayadeva’s Gitagovinda and the central concern is how to go beyond the colonialist, nationalist or patriarchal discourses that accept the marginalization of women as necessary. It focuses on Radha entrapped in a “traditional” space, and tries to explore her various levels of ambitions and interruptions - the “rural” lover and Krishna, the “Pardesi” love object. Moreover, Radha is “rooted” while Krishna is in transit. He is symbolically more representative of “ India” while Radha remains representative of the eternal “Bharat” feminizing the majority of the Indian population. As the performance looks at the temporary possession of Krishna by Radha it also measures the relationship in terms of the woman as outsider and Krishna as insider. Hence, the much-elaborated image of Radha as a multiple victim is subverted and re-read with an acknowledgement of the written text’s phallocentrism and subversion in the performative.
Bahumukh, 2.30 & 6 pm, Wed, 20 Jan
Multilingual, 60 minutes
Dramaturge: Santanu Bose
Director: Aditee Biswas
Lights: Goutam Majumdar
Sound Design and Music: Sankar Venkateswaran
Dhrupad Vocals: Barna Maitra
Stills: S. Thyagarajan
Tilt has been conceived as an ensemble work performed by four dancers and three musicians. While using the dance form of Bharatanatyam as a base, it attempts to discover a fresh dynamic and create a new perspective in the way it is performed and viewed. The piece derives its broad structure from the Tillana, the final piece in a Bharatanatyam repertoire, and is performed in a circle. The audience members sit up close, and depending on their position, develop a fundamentally personal relationship with the dance as it unfolds. The proximity between the audience and the dance is an important element of the work and aims at replacing the predominantly visual experience of dance with a more palpable engagement based on its kinetic quality.
Bahumukh, 2.30 & 6 pm, Fri, 8 Jan
Non-verbal, 45 minutes
Choreography: Anusha Lall
Dancers: Mehneer Sudan, Mandeep Raikhy, Veena Basavarajaiah, Anusha Lall
Musicians: Samrat Bhardwaj, Suchet Malhotra, P. Vetri Boopathy
Interactive Media Design: Matsuo Kunihiko
Light Designer: Gautam Pande
Production: Varun Sharma
TILT @ the Park's NEw Festival -2009
5th of December, Chennai
Sammilan- International Festival of Kalari and Contemporary Arts
28th November, NMKRV college auditorium,
Workshop by Maja Drobac
by Anusha Lall
Thursday, Sept 24 & Friday, Sept 25 2009
Siddhartha Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan
3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001
Danced by Mehneer Sudan, Mandeep Raikhy, Veena Basavarajaiah & Anusha Lall
Music by Samrat Bhardwaj, Suchet Malhotra & P.Vetri Boopathy
Interactive Media Design by Matsuo Kunihiko
Tilt is an exploratory work. Using the movement vocabulary of Bharatanatyam as a starting point,
it attempts to discover fresh dynamics and create new perspectives in the way that it is performed and viewed.
Free entry on first come first served basis.
Tilt! has been supported by Japan Foundation and Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi.
GATI SUMMER DANCE RESIDENCY-2009
PERFORMANCE AT THE INDIAN HABITAT CENTRE
AUGUST 29th , 2009.
SITA_ A Solo Performance By Veena Basavarajaiah
Host : NTPC
Date : August 22nd, 2009, Sunday
Time : 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: PMI Auditorium ( Noida)
Natakvalas Showcase @ Oxford Bookstore
SITA takes you on a journey through the Ramayana from a womans' perspective.
Sita the epitome of strength , courage, patience and endurance is often misunderstood as a submissive and weak character.
This monologue in movement provides an insight into her mind , body and soul.
A contemporary performance exploring the abhinaya aspects of Bharatnatyam is set to the original verses of Valmiki Ramayana.
The performance is in collaboration with Dr Sharada Narayan( Sanskrit Scholar)
KALPA- A dance film in collaboration with Swaroop Kanchi
Photography by Sujay Shastry
A DANCE FILM IN COLLABORATION WITH FILM MAKER SWAROOP KANCHI.
FILMED IN MARCH 2009,ITS STILL WORK IN PROGRESS BUT YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE DETAILS OF THE FILMING PROCESS