Indo-German Urban Mela New Delhi
UnderContraction - A Movement Installation
Square, Indraprastha "Millennium" Park, Gate No. 1, Ring Road, Sarai Kale Khan
Opening Time7:00 PM
Free. All are welcome!
Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy's movement installation 'UnderContraction' depicts the intricate, confused and rapid urbanisation of the city.
Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy's movement installation 'UnderContraction' depicts the intricate, confused and rapid urbanisation of the city. The piece vividly captures the mad need to build, demolish and re-imagine the city, exploring how people, workers and individuals are caught in this mayhem; a maze of bricks, bridges, construction sites and dust.
Dancers interact with the architectural structure of different urban spaces using air masks, construction helmets and newspapers to create images of a city under construction. UnderContraction aims to create moving images with bodies that reflect the current imagination of the city and the challenging landscape of a developing city.
Information about the artist
Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy is a contemporary performing artist from Bangalore who has been engaged in artistic work as a performer, creator and teacher since 2000. He has trained and worked with dance companies around the world including Attakkalari in India, Bodhi project in Austria, Danshuisstationzuid in Netherlands, and Hausgemacht in Germany.