Dance : Conditions of Carriage

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Date(s) - 18/03/2016
7:00 pm

Alliance Francaise of Madras


The India Foundation for the Arts and the Alliance Française of Madras


Conditions of Carriage

by Preethi Athreya


Aditi Bheda, Chandiran.R, Dipna Daryanani, Jackson Benedict, Madhusree Basu, Prabu Mani, Pravin Kannanur, Ramya Shanmugam and Sekher Narayanan

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jump 8aSynopsis : In the space of a square pit, a group of people negotiate the force of gravity within their bodies. They stand side-by-side, pushing away from the ground, reaching for a space and time that is suspended.

The cavity of the pit resonates with the impact of bodies hurtling in and springing out.

Connected to each other by time, they run in spirals, becoming orbits of themselves and each other.

Within the confines of the pit, energy accelerates and individualities surface, pitting one against the other. Moving, dodging, standing, breathing, counting, they are drawn together once again, in a collective spiral.

Time becomes a marker, gradually dissolving the vertical axis as bodies give in to the pull of the earth.


Concept / Choreography : Preethi Athreya

Training Assistance : Prabhakaran (Chennai Boxing Federation),

Photo : Yannick Cormier

Prabu Mani (Chennai Parkour Association)

Scenography : Hans Kaushik

Lighting : Pravin Kannnanur, Bhaskar

Music : Paul Jacob

Videography : Vijay Boothalingam

Co-Production :  India Foundation for the Arts, Alliance Française of Madras & SPACES.

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