This site-specific work at Adil Shah Palace looks at igniting an experience that is created by placing moving bodies in and against an architectural space. The aim is to capture the variety of episodes/phases/stages the palace has been through over the course of time. The collaborators look at ways to manifest the essence of the building and the people who occupied it over time. They are inspired by the ideologies, political philosophies, and roles that the building has accommodated in some form, still withstanding the test of time. That the palace was constructed in a mixed architectural style is something they want to look at from the perspective of present times. The idea is to imagine a convergence of all this information in the framework of a movement-based expression.
Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, a contemporary performing artist, has been engaged in artistic work as a performer, creator, and teacher since 2000. With a post graduate diploma in choreography at S.E.A.D, in Austria, he has been developing a dance pedagogy for professional dancer and actors, and working in field of education. His dance work has been showcased in India and Europe. Presently based in New Delhi, he is a co-founder of an art collective The Kha Foundation.
Manju Sharma is a performer who has worked extensively in the domain of popular culture. Her interest in the mechanics of the body led her to explore the contemporary dance scene in India. She trained at Danceworx, where she was a company member and a senior faculty member. Manju has worked with several leading choreographers, performing cutting-edge contemporary dance work on international stages in Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, and elsewhere.
Abhijeet Tambe is a musician and a sound designer based out of Bangalore, India. He composes music and soundscapes for theatre, film, and movement artists. His work includes scores for documentary filmmaker Sushma Veerappa’s When Shankar Nag Comes Asking, theatre director Yael Farber’s Nirbhaya, director/playwright Abhishek Majumdar’s Kaumudi, and dancer Deepak K.S.’ NH7.