STEM Dance Kampni
April 30 - May 10, 2012 UK
April 24, 2012
The first Indian contemporary dance company to be presented in Wales, Natya & Stem Dance Kampni in collaboration with the world renowned National Dance Company Wales, British Council and Wales Arts International is touring its most treasured choreographic works –SANJOG and VAJRA - RECLAIMING BRILLIANCE.
Vajra is a collaborative mixed media work which captures and radiates the various nuances connected to the term ‘Vajra’ as the diamond, lightning and a weapon. These interpretations connect to the qualities of indestructibility, Shakti, brilliance and enlightenment. It is the vibrant celestial womb of cosmic light, the flashing force that sets in motion of all life. The human spirit as the ‘Vajra’ - a potent vessel for receiving and emanating brilliance, as an indestructible force and as a weapon that wields wisdom is the undercurrent of this work.
This choreography encompasses original music, photographic art, interactive multimedia design, costume design, literature (ancient, esoteric and modern), and martial arts with dance.
Concept: Umesh Ganjam
Visualization and choreography: Madhu Nataraj
Created and performed by: Madhu Nataraj, Janardhan Raj Urs, Ponnamma Devaiah, Ramya Nagaraj, Keerthi Kumar with Roopa Murthy &Nikhil Parmar
Lighting design: Bhushan Bagadia
Soundscape: Praveen D Rao
Photographic art: Ramya Reddy
Costume design: Latha Puttanna, Chandrasekhar (studio metaphor), Madhu Nataraj
Video art: Archana Prasad
Consultants: Dr. Maya Rao, Shambhavi L Chopra, Shri M, Devdutt Pattanaik, Shreedevi Deshpande Puri.
30th April: Performance in Brecon, Theatre Brycheiniog
1st May: Workshop in Brecon
2nd May: Arrive Swansea and Workshop
3rd May: Performance in Swansea, Taliesin Arts Centre
4th May: Arrive Cardiff and workshop
5th May: Performance in Cardiff, Dance house
6th & 7th May: London
8th May: Arrive Pontypridd and workshop
9th May: Performance in Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre
10th May: Arrive Wrexham and workshop
11th May: Performance in Wrexham, Stiwt theatre