Mandeep Raikhy

Performance

Mandeep Raikhy IN


Mandeep Raikhy

Hallucinations of an Artifact

  • 31 August
    17:30 – 18:30
  • tanzhaus nrw | Big Stage
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 60min
  • Area: 6
    International Artists Hub

Visit Information:
Sensorische Triggers: Light: sudden lighting transitions, flashing lights / strobe lights, total power failure
Sound: loud noises or music, background music, repetitive noises
Content Notes: Performer:s come into the audience; audience must interact

Hallucinations of an Artifact

Choreography: Mandeep Raikhy

How does an ancient artifact think, move and respond to our current times? Hallucinations of an Artifact brings the “Dancing Girl” figurine from the Indus Valley civilization (c. 2300-1750 BCE) to life through dance and artificial intelligence. The piece pushes back at the multiple assertions that have been made on behalf of the figurine over the years. Can the “Dancing Girl” live, perspire, breathe, evolve and transform through dancing bodies? Hallucinations of an Artifact performatively disrupts the linear articulations and narratives framing the “Dancing Girl”, bringing the playful spirit to life who refuses to be forced into any form or framework.

Artistic Crew / Team:
PERFORMERS AND COLLABORATORS Akanksha Kumari, Manju Sharma and Mandeep Raikhy | CHOREOGRAPHER Mandeep Raikhy | VISUAL ARTIST AND ENVIRONMENT: Jonathan O’Hear | ADDITIONAL LIVE LIGHTING DESIGN: Pranshu Shrimali (Tech Quartet) | MUSIC COMPOSER: Anirban Ghosh (Baan G), Opening Track by Marcel Zaes | REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Parinay Mehra | COSTUME DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION: Sidharth Sarcar & Rajakumar | CREATIVE CONTRIBUTORS: Meghna Bhardwaj, Aseng Borang, Jasmine Yadav, Parinay Mehra and Ranjana Dave

Co-Producers:
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Sandbox Collective

Funders and Supporters:
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Voices from the South Programme of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (curated by the Pickle Factory Dance Foundation) and Dance Nucleus Singapore.

Developed in Residency at Black Box Okhla, Khuli Khirkee and The Company Theatre Workspace.

Hallucinations of an Artifact