Founded in 2007 by Raka Maitra, CHOWK is a centre for dance based on the Odissi form. It’s vision is to be recognised internationally for creating dance that moves and speaks without borders. CHOWK aims to develop, from its Singapore base, an Asian contemporary dance expression that greys the dichotomy between tradition and modernity.
 

Images: tan ngiap heng

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 
from: The Platform

In this work, I use Peter Hendke’s play ‘The hour we knew nothing of each other’ as a context. The play by Hendke is not a conventional theatre piece, it is about sitting in a city square and watch the world go by.

I have used the idea of people watching, on a railway platform. The work is somewhere between dance and theatre, it has no text but movements developed from every day gestures, strong images and fleeting glimpses of stories, characters and life in general.

 

from: The Platform will premiere on the 24th and 25th November 2017 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio

 

 
 
 
CHOWK dancers during a Kuttiyattam workshop in Kerala in preparation for from: The Platform.

CHOWK dancers during a Kuttiyattam workshop in Kerala in preparation for from: The Platform.