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 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’ 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.