Look Left, Turn Right // Avantika Bahl

‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is a site-specific intervention that questions the fine line between functionality and performativity in movement. Set up as a series of structured improvisations, ‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is performed at busy traffic intersections, thus pulling dance out of a formal setting into an everyday public space that is accessed by all. The performers engage with the site in real time as a first encounter, thus setting up relationships between a dynamic passing audience, and the space they temporarily inhabit.

Avantika Bahl is a dance practitioner based in Mumbai, where she makes her own work and teaches. She studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and has previously made a full-length work, Wonkot and two short solos, 11048,M81 and Here, at the Gati residency and Facets residency respectively. She also recently performed Meandering, a site-specific solo in collaboration with an architect for the opening of ‘When is Space’, an exhibition on Contemporary architecture in Jaipur. She is faculty at Future School of Performing Arts. Say, What? is her current work that she has been touring with since March 2017