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Pallavi With Stillness

esplanade theater studio, singapore

In Pallavi with Stillness, Raka Maitra's choreography works to deconstruct Odissi grammar by first isolating and then accenting torso movements—a stunning, mesmerizing feature of the dance’s repertoire.

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from: The Platform

ESplanade theater studio, singapore

Have you ever watched strangers on the street and wondered what their lives might be like? What are the stories behind their actions and movements? And how might you be connected to them in this great big world?

 
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Pallavi in Time

ESPLANADE THEATER STUDIO, SINGAPORE

A pallavi is a repeated refrain in music. In Raka’s work, it refers to choreographic refrains or elaborations; a series of fluid, complex movements and shifts inspired by odissi but now devoid of story, character and context. In the end, it is just pure dance. And pleasure.

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The Second Sunrise

ESPLANADE THEATER STUDIO, SINGAPORE
Kennedy center, washington, d.c.

The Second Sunrise is a response to contemporary Tamil poet Rudhramoorthy Cheran’s war anthology that looks at the embodied connection one has with one’s land, with one’s roots and loss.

 
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Pallavi and Space

national museum of SINGAPORE gallery theater

Working well within the conventions of the traditional Indian dance of Odissi, Maitra’s choreography navigates abstract spaces constructed through rhythmic, melodic and geometric interventions of the form on the performer’s body.

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From Another Land

ESPLANADE THEATER STUDIO, SINGAPORE

The poems of love, longing and belonging, coming from the displaced and often invisible builders of Singapore's urban environment, create a complex and poignant reflection on ideas of land and nation-building. 

 
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The Blind Age

ESPLANADE THEATER STUDIO, SINGAPORE

A choreographic rendition of Andha Yug*, one of modern India’s most acclaimed verse plays. This dance theatre work is a parable of our times, mirroring the catastrophic conflicts of the contemporary world that keeps nations, religions and cultures at siege.

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Moon Princess

national cEnter for the performing arts, mumbai

A story about life, life in a society that we have created for ourselves where the magic is often lost because of expectations, attachments and norms.

 
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You Cannot Look Away

drama center black box, singapore

The dance and the verses from Cheran's war anthology written after the Sri Lankan civil war in May 2009, look at the deep connection one has to one's land, to roots and to loss.

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The Hungry Stones

Les hivernale (winter) festival, avignon, france

The Hungry Stones is dancer-choreographer Raka Maitra’s response to a short story written by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali titled Khudito Pashan

 
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Circular Ruins

In Jorge Luis Borges short story The Circular Ruins, an experienced wizard, the archetype of the artist, sets about to create a human being with his magical powers of imagination.

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