Ekonama by Sudarshan Chakravorty’s Sapphire Creations Dance Company
Jalika by Omaggio Performing Company
Trained in Bharatanayam, Kathakali, thang-ta, modern dance and jazz, Sudarshan Chakravorty’s Ekonama is a critique of the rapid depletion of natural resources and the impending deadly end to our beautiful world. When there are no trees left to give shade, and no clean air to breathe, no animals to hunt and no lands to till, when all that is left is barren, gray, parched earth, what do humans live on or live for? A futuristic but not-impossible vision of the end of days, the piece traces the story of communities uniting to create a movement to bring change with still a hope for the future.
Omaggio Performing Company is an initiative of Peeya Rai Choudhuri and Tino Sanchez, they will perform Jalika.
The story is told through dance, mime theatre, with glimpses of aerial arts fused in contemporary movement. Jalika is a Sanskrit term meaning a veil, a web. The piece is the journey of discovering oneself while struggling between Identity and Image and the meaning in society in these times of these two words.
Artistic Direction & Choreography by Tino Sanchez.
Composers: Iván Caramés Bohigas, Daniele Corsi, Owen Belton