Padmini Chettur


Zuleikha Chaudhari


Gati Ignite

Supported a contemporary dance piece by Padmini Chettur with light installation by Zuleikha Chaudhari at the GATI IGNITE! Contemporary Dance Festival in 2012.Beautiful Thing 2 positions the body almost as an architectural object in an empty space. Using time as powerful strategy in the very dramaturgy of presence. The performance prescribes nine ‘lines’ in space. The physicality of the body becomes abstracted over time, till the spaces it holds and moves become more present. The performance remains constantly on the edge of ‘performing’ and not. In moments playing with the body’s potential to grow in space, at others for it to dissolve into space. It meticulously deconstructs and presents the study of movement mechanics until we are forced to ask the question ‘what is dance? Beautiful Thing 2 was commissioned for the Singapore Arts Festival, co-produced by Szene Salzburg and co-presented by Born Korea in 2011.