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Shunya Se - elements of kathak and the elemental universe


Shunya, Vayu, Agni, Jal and Prithvi (Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) – the five elements that make up the universe, the five elements that resonate within the human body. From the most abstract and intangible to the most concrete and tangible, all existing together, distinct, yet closely connected. 'Shunya Se' discovers and extends a reflection of this specificity, multiplicity, and abstraction with and within the Kathak dance form and the Kathak informed body.

Kathak is founded on specific principles of movement and a particular conception of the performing body defined by a recognisable physical grammar. 'Shunya Se' journeys through this grammar, attempting to simultaneously maintain, extend and challenge the assumptions it is based on.

And an all-pervading pulse, a secret, sometimes silent rhythm binds all this together – the elements of Kathak and the elemental universe – in a growing, morphing, evolving conversation created and spoken through this dancing body.

Dance, movement, design, staging, light, sound, music, costume, colour, scenography and theatricality: all these aspects together to craft a presentation both panoramic in scope and personal in experience. How does all this emerge out of the void…?

CREDITS
Choreography: Vikram Iyengar
Co-choreographers: Debashree Bhattacharya and Sohini Debnath
Performers: Debashree, Vikram, Sohini, Rhea, Samila
Original Music: Subhagata Singha and Siddhartha Bhattacharyya
Lighting Design: Sudip Sanyal
Costume and Stage Design: Katy Lai Roy
Costume Execution: Dana Roy, Jayati Chakraborty, Anindita Santra, Rhea Dawn, Amlan Chaudhuri
Production: Amlan Chaudhuri
Administration: Jayati Chakraborty
Photographs: Anubha Fatehpuria and Sankha
Publicity Design: Vikram Iyengar, Debosmita Pal Roychoudhury

'Shunya Se' was first created in 2003, and has since seen several revivals. With each, it has grown and evolved, in a continuous and imaginative process of discovery. The production was completely re-imagined with fresh choreography, music, costumes, stage and lighting design for a tour to Lebanon in January 2016. This is the Indian premiere of this version.

Watch this space for regular updates on the 'Shunya Se' journey!

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