•  Dance 2016
  Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - The Drishtikon Dance Foundation
Concept and Choreography: Aditi Mangaldas
Mentor: Morag Deyes
Stage Design: Manish Kansara
Light Design: Fabiana Piccioli
Dramaturgy: Vani Subramanian
Special Mentoring and Dramaturgy: Farooq Chaudhry
Research: Ragini Pasricha, Aditi Mangaldas
Light adapted and executed by: Christopher Flux
Sound: Savio Julius D’souza

Music Composition: Ish Shehrawat + diFfuSed beats (Sound Reasons)
Recording Musicians: Tabla: Mohit Gangani, Pakhawaj: Ashish Gangani, Cello: Saskia Rao De Haas
Costume Design: Kimie Nakano (Realisation: Sandhya Raman) Script: Vani Subramanian
Music Composition: Mahesh Vinayakram
With the exception of “Aajra din dooba…”: Original Composition and Lyrics by Pandit Kumar Gandharva (With thanks to Kalapini Komkali for granting consent to use the above)
Spoken Words: ‘Wrapped up in Yourself…’, Lal Děd, translated from Kashmiri by Ranjit Hoskote
Sung Literature: ‘Is ghat antar...’, Sant Kabir / ‘Yaar ko humne…’ Hazrat Shah Niaz
Costume Design: Aditi Mangaldas
Aditi Mangaldas, Gauri Diwakar, Karan Gangani, Minhaz, Aamrapali Bhandari, Anjana Kumari, Sunny Shishodiya, Manoj Kumar
Tabla - Mohit Gangani, Vocals & Harmonium - Faraz Ahmed, Pakhawaj - Ashish Gangani, Sarangi – Amir Khan
Administration: Kusum Arora
Coordination: Arijeet Mukherjee
Production:Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation, www.aditimangaldasdance.com
Do the times compel us to look ‘within’? To recognise our deepest, most complex emotions. To explore our innermost spaces where humanity and brutality, masculinity and femininity, good and bad seem to lie in half embrace. Waiting to be disentangled. Waiting to be recognised beyond the binaries. Waiting to find expression in ways that shape our lives, our actions, our selves.

At the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013, Salman Rushdie said, “Classically, we have defined ourselves by the things we love. By the place which is our home, by our family, by our friends. But in this age we’re asked to define ourselves by hate. That what defines you is what pisses you off. And if nothing pisses you off, who are you?”

Is there another way to discover the sky, the eternity within us? Where does one seek inspiration for this journey?

“To understand yourself you must create a mirror that reflects accurately what you are… Only in the understanding of what is, is there freedom from what is.” - J. Krishnamurti
WITHIN is in two parts:
KNOTTED: Contemporary dance based on Kathak, on a recorded track (40 min)
Intermission (20 min)
UNWRAPPED: Kathak, on live music (40 min)
Performance not recommended to audiences under the age of 12.
Special effects: Strobe lighting for a brief moment

      © Noni Chawla