Founded in 2007 by Raka Maitra, CHOWK is a centre for dance based on the Odissi form. Its 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.

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Kalaa Utsavam

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.


24th November 2017, 8pm

25th November 2017, 8pm


Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore

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 Photo by: Bernie Ng

Photo by: Bernie Ng




Da:ns festival 2017

Rasas - Odissi


27 & 29 Oct 2017: 7.15pm & 8.15pm
28 Oct 2017: 6.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm

Venue: Esplanade Concourse

Admission: FREE