Video Installation for Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts, Bangalore: “for pina…” a site-specific promenade performance presented with film installation and live music designed to commemorate an iconic dance artist of our times … Pina Bausch. Even though Pina’s amazing work and life is the starting point and inspiration behind this homage, it is not strictly about those aspects, but rather reflective of the spirit of contemporary India and its dancers who wish to offer their homage to a great choreographer who passed away on 30th June 2009 at the age of 68.
Animating the architectural features of the performance venue the piece will offer fresh vantage points and unusual frames to experience dance. Employing Attakkalari’s movement vocabulary, which draws influences from Indian physical and performance traditions as well as contemporary dance idioms and pedestrian movements.
For Pina… is situated in a specially designed sonic environment by Italian composer and sound artist Lorenzo Brucci. His Architettura Sonora – architectural sound modules – will produce habitats of high sound immersiveness, which will be woven with rhythms from celebrated Mizhavu percussionist Kalamandalam V.K. Hariharan (Kootiyattam Sanskrit Theatre). Light design by Shymon Chelad and a video installation by German artist Chris Ziegler will further enhance the visual impact of the piece.”
Artistic Direction: Jayachandran Palazhy
Choreography: Jaychandran Palazhy along with the dancers
Music: Lorenzo Brusci | Luca Canciello | Kalamandalam V.K. Hariharan
Lighting Design& Execution: Shymon Chelad
Video Installation: Chris Ziegler
Costume Design: Sonali Sattar | Himanshu Dimri
Technical Coordination: Transmedia
Sound Modules: Sponsored by Architettura Sonora, Applied Acoustics a division of B&C Speakers.
For Pina… is a co production of Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, India & Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore.