Contemporary

Dark Angels & Fatal Hunt

A double bill of contrasting contemporary dance productions that complement each other in a mirrored reflection of situations. Scenarios of tragic themes are intertwined with compelling elements of pathos and humour.

Dark Angels is the toxic edge of Bollywood presented in an unusual take on the Faustian theme. A film moghul and his protégé encapsulate the fatal glamour of the Hindi film industry whilst Woman anchors their desires.

Fatal Hunt is based on Nobel Laureate Tagore’s work Kalmrigaya. A hunting expedition by King Dasharath goes horribly wrong and sets off the karmic wheel that results in the epic Ramayana.

First Performance 26th November 2009 Rich Mix

Cast 3 dancers

Dance Director Hi Ching with improvised choreography by dancers

Music / Vocals Pre-recorded composition by Hi Ching with the vocals of Ni Madé Pujawati, Ash Mukherjee and Cid Shaha

Running Time 36 mins and 24 mins

Bidrohi

This fiercely dramatic piece is an epic poem of rebellion penned by Bangladesh’s national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam The poet plunges through an immortal canvas of contrasting moods in waves of experiences, shades and nuances. Dancers bring to life the intensive imagery of the piece as it erupts and ebbs.  Every performance is different as the artists improvise their journeys. The performance is in Bengali and English. The piece is designed to be flexible and participatory for any number of principal performers from 3 – 5 and/or 15 – 25 community participants depending on the venue or site.

First Performance 14th July 2007 ‘A Season of Bangla Drama’ Brady Arts Centre

Cast 3 – 5 dancers with the option of 15 – 25 community participants

Dance Director Hi Ching with improvised choreography by dancers

Music / Vocals Pre-recorded with Dr. Ananda Gupta, Tanusree Guha

Running Time 60 mins

Shraddhanjali

This powerful piece is represents a number of selected Hindi poetry. The poets evoke the joys and pain of life, its ambivalence and its turmoil. Through the mesmerising performance of the dancers, the lyrics are vividly brought to life. Every performance is unique as the artists improvise their journeys. In Hindi and English, the piece is designed to be flexible and participatory for any number of principal performers from 3 – 5 and/or 15 – 25 community participants depending on the venue or site.

First Performance 12th July 2007 London Mela

Cast 3 – 5 dancers with the option of 15 – 25 community participants.

Dance Director Hi Ching with improvised choreography by dancers

Music / Vocals Pre-recorded with Dr. Ananda Gupta, Tanusree Guha

Running Time 44 mins

3 Jewels

The 3 Jewels of Buddhism are Buddha, His Teaching and His Followers. After numerous incarnations, Buddha reaches his final incarnation as Prince Siddhartha. He lives his life sheltered from all pain and suffering until one day, he ventures out of his palace and sees the Four Signs which lead him to Enlightenment and the end of his cycle of reincarnations.

First performance 24th April 2007 Nehru Centre

Cast 3 dancers

Choreography Hi Ching with improvised choreography by dancers

Music Pre-recorded track by Hi Ching

Vocal Dr. Ananda Gupta

Running Time 35 mins.

Solos, duets and group (Dance / Music)

Original works choreographed and composed by our artists creatively contemporise elements from classical styles. Our repertory consist of performances for indoor or outdoor venues which can be performed singly or programmed to the particular requirements of any organisation or festival.

We are inspired by the demands of new projects, site-specific or otherwise and will enthusiastically embrace all radical and exciting challenges.

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