'... as a viewer, I needed to feel what the dancers were going through and it worked well...' (Malcolm Keen, Pulse magazine)
As part of our 2017-18 residency at MK Gallery, Pagrav was delighted to present artist-choreographer Manuela Benini's The Red Dress Project, an evolving performance-photography project portraying powerful provocations on gender, place and identity addressing human rights issues and our impact on the environment.
The collection has been touring internationally since 2006 and was showcased as part of the 2017 Darbar Festival at Sadler's Wells.
At this exhibition, Manuela presented images from her work in India from the last three years with photographers Devansh Jhaveri and Mulchand K Dedhia. Alongside, the gifted santoor player Kaviraj Singh Dhadyalla presented a special complementary performance. Combining musicality with complex rhythm, Kaviraj Singh is emerging as a celebrated talent of his generation.
Curation: Urja Desai Thakore
Image Credit: Krishanu Thakore