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Dance Umbrella: Out of India: Modern Moves

Start date: 21 Oct 2015

End date: 24 Oct 2015

Time: 7.45pm

Venue: The Pit, Barbican

Venue address: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom


Box office: 020 7638 8891

Out of India showcases three of the most interesting contemporary choreographers to have emerged from India’s
dance scene. These young artists’ work reveals a striking perspective on life in modern India, a long way from either
classical dance or Bollywood.

The duet NH7 by Bangalore-born Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy is a political take on India’s rapid urbanisation, and the impact it is having on individuals swept up in sudden change.

Hemabharathy Palani is a mesmerising dancer who successfully draws on her extensive technique to invent this idiosyncratic solo. In Trikonanga she takes apart the classical dance form Bharatanatyam, playing with its concept of bodily triangles in a myriad of ways.

Nerves, Surjit Nongmeikapam’s piece for five men, is influenced by Indian folk dance, martial arts and more
contemporary styles. It is inspired by the corruption and suffering in Manipur, Surjit’s home state, and features props,
projection, and an intense physicality.