'Lately I looked into your eyes, oh Life, and I seemed to sink into the unfathomable…'
in Düsseldorf in 2021 and used his residency time to develop his practice and work on Dance Songs
, which is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche
's writings. Dance Songs includes the residency piece and others in the series, all performed by the 206 Dance Collective
© Clay Kelton
is an evening of work that celebrates Nietzsche’s writings, with a particular focus on The Dance Song and The Second Dance Song from Nietzsche’s seminal work Thus Spoke Zarathustra
. Without attempting to translate the text, Dance Songs abstracts and brings the essence of meetings between Zarathustra, Life, and Wisdom to the stage. Utilising traditional and contemporary compositional techniques, the work unpacks the capacity of dance for unfettered and honest communication, to investigate questions critical to human existence.
features choreography by Ainesh Madan
, music by Abhaydev Praful
, costumes by Susan Fernandes/Sustainable Suz
and Uli Schott
, lighting design by Bharavi
, visual design by Devika Sundar
, animation/illustration by Joshua Sailo
and performances by Anishaa Tavag
, Ainesh Madan
, Dayita Nereyeth
, and Joshua Sailo
The 206 Dance Collective
comprises multidisciplinary artists, choreographers, and teachers (Ainesh, Anishaa, Dayita, and Joshua) with diverse performance backgrounds. They share an interest in exploring an organic, functional aesthetic through changing notions of contemporary dance. The humans of 206 have a strong desire for freedom and expansion, which they hone in their enquiries in various disciplines, and express through a range of creative outlets. With a strong focus on process, they acknowledge that the means can be an end in itself. Presence is at the heart of 206; their creations are by-products of their ongoing investigations of what it means to be human.
will be performed twice
on May 27 & 28,
2022 at 7 p.m.
at the Bangalore International Centre
(BIC). Entry free. Limited seats. Register here
The show is supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore
For interviews or enquiries, contact Ainesh Madan
at +91 9632733435 or firstname.lastname@example.org