Choreographed by Mandeep Raikhy
November 2 - 15, 2011 India
October 30, 2011
A home is not only an empty space limited by walls; it is an inhabited space, full of memories and landmarks for the inhabitant.
Inspired by the notion of lived experience of architecture in Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, INHABITED GEOMETRY aims to define, architecturally and imaginarily, the idea of home. Following Bachelard’s interest in how the human, lived-in experience of architecture affects and shapes its development, Inhabited Geometry engages with the idea of ’home’ simultaneously as a tangible place and a place of dreams.
It traces the entire process of inhabiting spaces - first, by mapping and drawing the outlines of the forms, next, by demolishing to construct them again and finally, by breathing personal memories and associations into their geometry.
Inhabited Geometry attempts to create a new vocabulary emerging out of experiments with Bharatanatyam. This piece is essentially an exploration undertaken with seven dancers to paint a picture of an imaginary home.
Dancers: Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, Divya Vibha Sharma, Manju Sharma, Rajat Sharma, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Sahiba Singh & Mandeep Raikhy
Rehearsal Director: Swati Mohan
Music: Ish S (sound reasons)
Media Design: Chris Ziegler
Lighting Design: Rajesh Singh
Cooperation & touring partners: Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi and The Gati Dance Forum
Photography: Desmond Roberts
Design: Supriya Saran
Nov 2, 2011 BANGALORE
7.30pm @ ADA Rangamandira
Tickets available on www.indianstage.in
Nov 5, 2011 DELHI
7pm @ LTG Auditorium.
Free entry (Presented as part of DanSe Dialogues- an Indo-French dance festival)
Nov 15, 2011 MUMBAI
7pm @ Experimental Theatre, NCPA.
Tickets available on www.ncpamumbai.com