Known for promoting Indian classical dances forms, Pracheen Kala Kendra, and The Engine Room ,an ensemble of modern and contemporary dancers, teamed up to present theme-based choreographies on World No Tobacco Day at Tagore Theatre here on Saturday.
Acclaimed Kathak doyenne Samira Koser, foremost disciple of Shobha Koser, took the centre stage with a ballet titled ‘Atammanthan’ to bring alive the sordid story of a girl named Zindagi who falls prey to smoking and drugs because of bad company, but later resurrects her life.
Earlier, in a thrilling show of eloquent and energetic movements, a dance drama ‘Bound’ was staged by young dancers of the Engine Room led by director Leah Raphael Curtis from USA.
Puneet Jewandah , Abhi , Akshaye, and Kritika presented degenerative stages of tobacco addict i onfrom curiosity to submission, and then total constraint. Using breath as a motive, the piece interprets how addiction gradually and eventually seizes control of one’s will.
Live music by American composer Nawa Lanzilotti with accomplished artists Parth Koser, Chaitnya Sood and Digtej Singh, remained the lifeline of the performance.