Work

WHO SAYS THE LEPCHAS ARE VANISHING? (2019)

(Documentary produced by Films Division, directed by Abhyuday Khaitan)

Special Jury Mention, Mumbai International Film Festival, 2022

Best Film – Cinemistica, Spain (2021)

KATHAK 2.0 (2019)

The advent of AI and ‘multi-planetary’ life signals our digital future.  One possibility is  dystopian. The other says- a new creation awaits. The beautiful, the lyrical and the magical all wait to be created anew. 

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

SURPANAKHA (2011)

Surpanakha combines Kathak, monologues, live and recorded video and cross-genre music to present multiple versions of the Surpanakha episode in the Ramayana.  The original script is based on the many Ramayana narratives across the world. The rhythm of the spoken word, the image and percussive rhythms are interwoven in new ways. 

Horizon Series, ICCR, Kolkata

New Performance Grant – India Foundation for the Arts

HCL Concert Support – India Habitat Center

Festival of New Choreography – SNA (DELHI)

Watch the promo here

CITY (2011)

‘City’ was devised with Thangta performers around urban street scenes like  street fights, street football and street drunkenness. Intercut with solos focussing on personal impressions of ‘the city’, the idiom flowed between ‘lok dharmi’ and ‘natya dharmi’ or ‘daily’ and ‘extra-daily’ movement. This work featured live and recorded Indian and European classical music.  

Made possible by a grant from Sarai CSDS, City as Studio

Goethe Institut, New Delhi

Weaver’s Studio and Gyan Manch, Kolkata

Trailer link – watch here

ELEGY FOR KATHAK (2017)

‘Elegy’ connects the classical ‘viraha’ rasa with contemporary notions of memory.