The Hungry Stones is dancer-choreographer Raka Maitra’s response to a short story written by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali titled Khudito Pashan.
In the story, the protagonist encounters a ruined palace abandoned in the outskirts of a bustling town - a house which nightly dreams of its own past. Over the years, as cities rise and fall, the walls that crumble and become piles of stone, remember our yearnings. They remember the touches, they remember the fleeting glances, they hear the quickened breaths, they feel the beat of the heart, the pulse of the blood. As cities, littered with the dust of civilizations, rise and fall, do the stones from walls of the past still whisper the secrets of their forgotten inhabitants?