In 2019 Priyabrat created and self funded How Long is Forever- an ensemble contemporary dance piece. The piece is an experiential journey for the viewersand speaks about the physical energy as a medium of oneness and collective stillness.The journey created for the viewer is both experiential and ephemeral, speaking to the coexistence of these realms and drawing on the trust and dynamic relationality that is natural to the manifest human state. It believes in the transformational ability of the physical energy and treat it as unifying force for its viewers.
The physicality is dynamic and athletic and yet meditative and filled with gravitas. The corresponding film for the piece has recently been selected at the 'Greensboro Dance Film Festival' in North Carolina, USA and makes our conviction stronger in the potential impact of this work. We now seek to develop this piece into a full length work and garner support & required resources for its production. Creative processes are a labour of love and need persistent commitment and deep dive into the process for something relevant to emerge from the same. Studio hours, collaboration & mentorship, commitment of time by individuals, technical support (light & sound), are the initial resources that would let us get on this explorative journey and help us in fruition of a nuanced and relevant dance work. Through this campaign we seek to raise the support and the mentioned needed resources to allow us to go ahead with this passion project. Our intention behind this crowdfunding campaign comes from the intention to keep this creative process independent of the demands of a single donor, and hence allow us to be true to the piece and take the creative responsibility for its development.
We strongly believe in the power of live performances and the constructive role it plays in shaping our social, political & spiritual discourses. This campaign believes in the power/goodwill of art patrons and the community to come together to fund and collectively own a creative process and its performance. We would be grateful for every support and will ensure the best use of resources in staying true to voice of the piece. Your support will ensure our firm commitment to bring out an engaging, relevant and a contributing work of dance.
About Priyabrat Priyabrat began his career in contemporary dance in 2011, when he joined the Diploma in Movement arts and Mixed media at the Attakkalari centre for movement arts, Bangalore. Prior to this he lived and practiced in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. He was born and raised in rural and small town India and yet nothing stirred him and resonated with him the way contemporary dance has. He then joined the repertory company for six months and got a scholarship to study in P.A.R.T.S Contemporary Dance School, Brussels. Upon his return, he started working as a freelance artist in Bangalore and eventually joined the Citizens of Stage collective in 2018. His current work involves his own movement research and teaching community sessions for dancers and the community.