CHOWK is a centre for dance.
Founded in 2007 by Raka Maitra, CHOWK is based in Singapore atop the idyllic Emily Hill. The centre runs three program streams: training, research and artistic production.
The training program includes regular lessons in Odissi dance and Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga, as well as periodic workshops in other Asian traditional somatic practices. Current research projects include an Odissi documentation and archival project, and an interdisciplinary project that presents dance between the visual and performing arts. CHOWK’s artistic productions have included full-length performance works that have been commissioned by local theatres and festivals in Singapore and have toured internationally. Most recently, The Hungry Stones was presented at the Hivernale 2015 in Avignon upon the invitation of the Centre de Développement Chorégraphique.
CHOWK is a recipient of the National Arts Council (Singapore) Seed Grant 2014-17.