'... as a viewer, I needed to feel what the dancers were going through and it worked well...' (Malcolm Keen, Pulse magazine)
A short dance-theatre work where the protagonist finds solace in Kabir’s poetry while confronting the loss of a family matriarch. The narrative follows their questioning the significance of life’s pursuits, the purpose of celebration and mourning, and the existence of God.
Originally commissioned by Akademi for UTKARSH 2015, an initiative to support the creation of new Indian classical choreography.
Choreography & dance: Urja Desai Thakore
Music: Ashit Desai featuring Kabir’s original poetry as translated by Rabindranath Tagore
Dramaturgy: Catherine Willmore
Costume design: Anuvi Desai
Supporters: Akademi in partnership with GemArts, Sampad, Kadam, CICD, South East Dance, Yorkshire Dance and Dance Umbrella
Performances: UTKARSH 2015: Southbank Centre, London | Mumbai
Image Credit: Vipul Sangoi