There is a lack of dance awareness in our society, therefore dance as a profession continues to be looked down upon in India. And to bridge this gap, we decided to create a documentary talk series, ‘Movement Portraits’. This project will archive the dancers’ practices, processes, experiences, differences and values surrounding the ‘moving and dancing body’. We wish to document a wide range of dance practitioners across India. The intention is to create episodic portraits with a duration of 15-20 minutes. We hope to initiate conversations on pedagogy, dance forms, choreographic methods, research and other concerns via the portraits.
As dancers, we are working hard to sustain our collective and keep this project alive. The pandemic has made the situation even more difficult for the project to continue. Despite financial constraints and no remuneration so far, we have purchased and rented the technical equipment and are paying our studio rent. We have already interviewed five dance practitioners from Delhi and two from Imphal, Manipur. We further aim to document dancers and their practices in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Imphal. It's one of our dreams to make dance knowledge easily accessible online to anyone and everyone.
Please check out our trailer link to the project:
Production Expense- Rs.5,00,000
Travel and Accommodation- Rs 5,00,000
Remuneration, Post Production and Studio Rent-Rs. 5,00,000
To know more details,
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