Images of wreckage come to mind and newspapers when a natural calamity strikes. What could be rebuilt from the rubble left behind? The question gets explored when three dancers from different cultural backgrounds come together for a unique dance performance.
Romain Loustau from France, Nikhil Chopra from India, and Yuko Kaseki, a Japanese Butoh dancer, will be part of this performance.
The name of the performance is long, and is called, ‘ It is likely the house will be dismantled piece by piece with a large crane and a scaffold to support the remaining structure; and so is the story behind it.’ “There is trash, garbage, supermarkets, malls and everything that we see in the urban landscape today. The horizon line is cluttered with the unplanned city squalor,” says Chopra.
The construction has been used as a language in this performance. It is interesting to see how French artist Loustau, links the ever-growing concrete jungles in India to his home country. “The evolution of landscape is what we try to explore in our work. I put my body in the middle of scenography (design and painting of theatrical scenery) and create images. My approach is more like a brutalist,” says Loustau.
This performance is a condensed version of the act that was conceptualised by seven artists, as part of a 10-day residency in Goa.
While building a narrative itself is an achievement, to build a narrative out of destruction requires a new level of ingenuity.
CATCH IT LIVE
WHAT: It is likely the house will be dismantled piece by piece with a large crane and a scaffold to support the remaining structure
WHERE: Khoj Studios, Khirkee Extension
WHEN: July 29
NEAREST METRO STATION: Malviya Nagar on Yellow Line