Historical heritage structures morph into cityscapes and streets of today in this site-specific multimedia promenade performance. Taking inspiration from the grand architectural marvels of southern India, particularly the Vijayanagara empire, Sthavara-Jangama explores the amorphous relationships that us humans have with landscapes and built architectures that surround us. Standing tall against time, these immovable structures serve as repositories of memories and symbols of status quo, even as our lives continue to evolve and undergo unpredictable transitions around them. Tying in Vachana poetry, the piece also explores the thoughts of vachanakaras and their quest for freedom from social norms which are seemingly as immutable as concrete.
By placing live actions of the dancers and musicians in chosen areas of the venue and digitally-processed moving images created by German artist projected on the walls, this site-inspired piece promises to be a time-travel experience for spectators.
Choreography - Jayachandran Palazhy
Music - MD Pallavi and Bindhumalini
Digital Imagery - Christian Ziegler
Consultant on text, literature & heritage - HS Shivaprakash
Costumes - Aloka D'souza
Lighting - Shymon Chelad