Breathe

Overview   The ancient art form of India, yoga where one finds the ultimate expression to life, where the body, mind and spirit is in absolute harmony, yoga is a way of life. Yoga signifies four things: Y for Yukti [reasoning], O for Om [primordial sacred sound] G for gnyan [wisdom] and A for Agni... Continue reading...

Parched

Overview   A river does not understand borders and states, yet we force to divide it, ensuing in an existing situation of extreme scarcity of water. This in itself gives birth to an imposing question of what the future will hold.  This setting empowers a movement vocabulary that is about struggle, confrontation and aggressive behaviour,... Continue reading...

Trishanku

Overview   Borrowing from its namesake mythological character caught between heaven and earth, Trishanku talks about the middleground or limbo between one's goals or desires and one's current state or possessions. As legends go Trishanku, after being denied the passage to heaven by the sage Vasishtha, went to Guru Vishwamitra who agreed to perform the... Continue reading...

Mars

Overview   A skilled, contemporary technique piece that brings to dancing, many layers and dimensions that makes a man. As a composition, it brings to light the male energy, the confidence, the suppressed emotions and the child hiding inside a man.   This piece utilises a unique property in a metaphorical manner to highlight the... Continue reading...

Chakra

Overview We think of breath as a part of life but Eastern Philosophy dictates both as one and has the same word for it- Atma, this piece explores the idea of breath moving through different forms of dance. Silent, rhythmic, foot-tapping and physical, ‘chakra’ is a story on the cycle of life. The breath is... Continue reading...

Bodies have Stories

Overview   Inspired by the mural art and the Mayan culture, Bodies Have Stories explores the geometry of entanglement, and of being alone. Contact technique echoes through this piece as the artists’ bodies come in contact in unconventional manner, creating illusions, and its own identity, before morphing to another illusion. The bodies are only a part... Continue reading...

Matsyangana

Overview   Kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, matsarya, the six classifications in hinduism or ‘arishadvarga’ are visualised through ‘Matsyaangna' which means ‘mermaid' (in kannada dialect). An eclectic choreography that dwells deeply in the mockery of the human race. The spineless, floaty movement of fish in an aquarium is what breathed life into this piece.The dancers... Continue reading...

Lakshmi

Overview The dance offers salutation to the wealthiest goddess in our mythology, in her 8 glorious forms of wealth: the splendid goddess of money- Dhana Laxmi, the rice rich – Dhaanya Laxmi, mother of all fertility – Santhana Laxmi, bringer of luck - the Bhagya Laxmi, the goddess of victory – Vijayalaxmi, the Gaja Laxmi... Continue reading...

Forgo

Overview   In many epics around the world, it seems like it teaches us about the great wars between good and evil; however, it is not the war that we remember. We remember the sacrifices. We remember the heartache in every story and in every epic. Forgo is one such story of sacrifice, the story... Continue reading...

Kali

Overview   Ya Devi sarvabhutayshu shakti-rupena samstita Namastase namastase namastase namo namah Flames for hair, hue of night, She appears naked.. Adorning heads of massacred demons, Blood dripping from her tongue..sitting on pile of corpse. Kali , perhaps the most dramatic form of Devi ever known to mankind. Described in puranas -as kalaratri who appears on... Continue reading...