Location: JSS Auditorium, 1st Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Date: Fri, 2011/11/11 – 7:00pm
MeiDhwani – Echoes of the Body
Artistic Direction: Jayachandran Palazhy; Choreography: Jayachandran Palazhy and dancers of the Attakkalari Repertory Company; Music and Sound Design:
Patrick Sebag and Yotam Agam (K & G Business Class Refugees [Earth Sync]); Light Design and Execution: Thomas Dotzler ; Costume Design: Himanshu and Sonali of Hidden Harmony ; Additional Costume Design: Asha and Samantha of Élan Design Studio. Supported by Indian Council for Cultural Relations Ministry of Culture, Government of India
Duration: 60 Minutes
Description of the show
In an unravelling spiral Attakkalari’s new contemporary dance production, portrays individuals who are captives of circumstance and history. Derived from Tamil and Sanskrit (Mei meaning Body and Dhwani meaning Echo or Suggestion) the title subtly alludes to ‘Echoes of the Body’. The production traverses the urban Indian experience, using iconography, sound, colour and light to deliver a sensuous and passionate performance. Directed by Jayachandran Palazhy, MeiDhwani is choreographed and performed by him and the Attakkalari dancers. Capturing fragility and turmoil through movement, MeiDhwani creates magic!
About Jayachandran Palazhy
Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, is an internationally sought after dancer and choreographer at the forefront of the contemporary Indian movement arts scene.
He has trained in India in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Indian folk dance and Kalarippayattu (martial art), and in the UK, in Contemporary Dance at the London Contemporary Dance School. He has also studied Ballet, Tai Chi, Capoeira and African Dance.
His full length multimedia dance productions have been performed to critical acclaim at numerous prestigious festivals around the world. Jayachandran has piloted an exhaustive research and documentation project NAGARIKA and is also the Director of the Attakkalari India Biennial.