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January 28, 2011

[ Aayodhanam ] Attakkalari India Biennial 2011. inaugural event



Artistic Direction Jayachandran Palazhy
Choreography Jayachandran Palazhy & dancers
Dancers Hema Bharathy Palani, Diya Naidu, Denny Paul, Santhosh V.S, Sumesh V.M., Ajeesh Kannathara, Raam Kumar, Keya D'Souza, Sahiba Singh, Ronita Mukherji, Parth Bhardwaj, Amaresha Kempanna, Lalit Khatana, Sylvester Mardi and Meghana Nambiar
Music Patrick Sebag and Yotam Agam (K&G Business Class Refugees (EarthSync)
Light Design Thomas Dotzler
Media Architecture, Video Matsuo Kunihiko & Chris Ziegler
Costumes Elan Design Studio

[ NAGARIKA 2 - Kalaripayattu ] installation


NAGARIKA 2 - Kalaripayattu

Attakkalari ,India
Jan 29th, NGMA

Presenting the output of seminal research into the concepts of body and principles of movement embedded in classical dance Bharatanatyam and martial art Kalarippayattu, the installation has video images of the masters and young artists in action, detailed interviews, contextual information, analysis and explanation. The images have been shot from multiple angles and the graphics as well as the information architecture of the interactive DVD is designed to allow easy and customised navigation.

Project Direction Jayachandran Palazhy
Design Christian Ziegler
Information Architecture and Programming Kunihiko Matsuo and Junji Koyanagi
Cinematography G S Bhaskar
Masters of Bharatanatyam Leela Samson, The Dhananjayans, and Prof. C.V. Chandrashekhar
The Kalarippayattu Schools Hindustan, EPV and Choorakkody Kalaris

Bharatanatyam project supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation and Goethe-Institut /Max Mueller Bhavan and Kalarippayattu project supported by Ford Foundation.

[ URUVAM ] by Hemabharathy Palani ,Rangashankara, Bangalore India



Hemabharathy Palani ,India
Jan 30th, 7.30 PM (a part of Mixed Bill -an evening of six eclectic performances) Rangashankara

Hemabharathy Palani -- winner of the Robert Bosch Young Choreographer's Award 2009 -- has evolved a unique movement style by blending the distilled vocabularies of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi with the freedom of contemporary dance. Hemabharathy uses the Indian mythological story of Ambe as a starting point for Uruvam. Though versions of the story differ in their facts, the central theme of anguish and the giving up of one's body and sexual identity in order to access a greater range of rights and actions remains. The stories underline the sense of power and conflict that this decision to change entails. Hemabharathy draws inspiration from these to create her piece Uruvam, where she has delved into the ideas of form and transformation.

Choreography, Performance Hemabharathy Palani
Music Composition & Production Leah Barclay
Vocals Sumathi Murthy
Light Design K.R. Nandakishore
Set Design Arun Sagar
Digital Design Matsuo Kunihiko
Interactive Projection (Assisted by) Shymon Chelad
Costume Design Sonali & Himanshu of Hidden Harmony Video Documentation Tahireh Lal
Photo Credits Sheetal Jain & Anoop Kumar

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