Inhabited Geometry [2010] 55 minutes

In a black and white space, the delicate and clearly defined contours of six dancers engender rapidly flowing movements to create a highly elaborate universe. Inhabited Geometry generates spaces that evoke both home and homeland, but which also make room for individuality, friction and conflict. The multimedia design compresses and layers the choreography using cinematic spaces, allowing the dancers to merge with the transient imagery and engage with the idea of ’home’ simultaneously as a tangible place and a place of dreams. Inspired by Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space, the piece uses Bharatnatyam as a metaphor for architectural spaces waiting to be inhabited!

CHOREOGRAPHY  |  Mandeep Raikhy

DANCERS & COLLABORATORS  |  Rajat Bakshi; Lalit Khatana; Chandana Sarma; Manju Sharma; Devraj Thimmaiah; Mandeep Raikhy

MUSIC  |  Ish S + diFfuSed beats (Sound Reasons)

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN  |  Chris Ziegler

LIGHTING DESIGN  |  Rajesh Singh

PHOTOGRAPHY  |  Desmond Roberts

COSTUMES  |  Oroon Das; Madhuritu Dutta

PUBLICITY DESIGN  |  Oroon Das

SUPPORTERS  |  Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan; Gati Dance Forum

PERFORMANCES|  

August 2010: Premiere  »  Sri Ram Centre, New Delhi

January 2011: Bharat Rang Mahotsav  »  Abhimanch, New Delhi

October 2011: Danse Dialogues Festival  »  LTG Auditorium, New Delhi

November 2011: Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards Launch
Kalakshetra, Chennai  »  NCPA, Mumbai  »  ADA Rangamandira, Bangalore

April 2014: Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi
Steps Dance Festival  »  Theater Gessnerallee, Zurich  »  Salle de Chantemerle, Moutier  »  Salle des Fêtes du Lignon, Vernier

May 2014: Steps Dance Festival  »  Dampfzentrale, Bern  »  Kulturzentrum Schützenmatt, Olten  »  Theater Phoenix, Steckborn

PHOTO CREDITS  |  Soumita Bhattacharya; Vijay Kate

 

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