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Award-winning dance artist Aditi Mangaldas brings her powerful solo work FORBIDDEN to Kuopio, which delves into the theme of suppressing a woman’s desire.
Mangaldas is a master of Indian Kathak dance, and she harnesses the traditions of Kathak in a dialogue with contemproray dance without prejudice.
FORBIDDEN breaks the taboos imposed on women’s sexuality – the work boldly and at the same time vulnerablely brings out the point where a woman’s eroticism and sexual desire have been considered a threat throughout the history of mankind.
In her performance, Mangaldas asks why women around the world are punished, judged, persecuted and disgraced just because they have the courage to express their own desire?
Duration: 75 min (no interval)
Concept, Dance & Choreography Aditi Mangaldas Dramaturge Farooq Chaudhry Mentor Morag Deyes Light Design Michael Hulls Associate Lighting Designer Ryan Joseph Stafford Music Composer Nicki Wells Musical Arrangements, Production, Programming, Engineering & Mixing Nicki Wells Indian Classical Renditions Faraz Ahmed & Ashish Gangani Musicians Nicki Wells & Faraz Ahmed (Vocals) Ashish Gangani (Pakhawaj) Mohit Gangani (Tabla) Specially featuring: Saskia Rao-De Hass (Cello) Costume Design Kimie Nakano Costume Realisation Sandhya Raman Technical Director Christopher Flux Rehearsal Director Gaurav Bhatti Technical Stage Manager Nicholas Morris Sung Text Classical Composition Meerabai Rosas: Nicki Wells Spoken Text Adornment Inspired by The Kamasutra & Seema Anand’s book ‘The Arts Of Seduction’ Story Aditi Mangaldas Stage Floor Selection & Design Michael Hulls, Christopher Flux, Aditi Mangaldas & Sangeeta Rana Production Management Sangeeta Rana & Kusum Arora Production Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation