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As the body disintegrates, where do thoughts and emotions reside? When thoughts and emotions disintegrate, where does your trace reside? And when all is gone from the known, where does your love reside?

Inter_rupted explores the human body—its fragility, disintegration, resilience, vulnerability, inevitability and renewal. It asks of the audience to celebrate the body and its existence, the way it lives and breathes as something that is transient, flowing, and yet interrupted.

Dance maverick Aditi Mangaldas returns to Kalaa Utsavam for the fourth time, bringing her signature blend of the classical kathak tradition, contemporary dance elements and theatre design. The choreography will feature musicians as part of the set—diverging from the classical Indian dance tradition of placing the seated ensemble at the side of the stage. Inter_rupted was awarded the Best Other Contemporary Work at the Seeing Dance annual awards in 2016.

“This piece wasn't easy to make, as I had to face the very “moment” that the work talks about. In this piece that is all I have done – tried to not capture anything…just to face it, if possible,” says Aditi.

Aditi Mangaldas

A leading dancer and choreographer in the classical Indian dance form of kathak, Aditi Mangaldas received training from gurus Shrimati Kumudini Lakhia and Pandit Birju Maharaj. She is known for consistently breaking new ground, by using kathak as a springboard to evolve a contemporary dance vocabulary that is infused with the spirit of the classical.


Aditi Mangaldas: Tradition with a modern mind

Writer Nidya Shanthini Manokara ponders the art of one of India’s dance icons.

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