Dancing to the tunes of capitalism and consumerism

Artiste Deepanwita Roy

Artiste Deepanwita Roy
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“We’re utilizing an excessive amount of of every thing,” says Deepanwita Roy, a up to date dancer, choreographer, video maker and motion educator, who shuttles between Bengaluru and Siliguri. Her upcoming manufacturing, What’s Going On Right here? is an try to focus on the consequences of rampant capitalism and consumerism on our pure assets.

Based on the occasion’s launch, this efficiency, which was developed as a part of Roy’s bangaloREsidency-Expanded at WeltKunstZimmer, Düsseldorf in 2022, delves into the affect of over-exploitation and wastage of pure assets on the surroundings and the way our selections as invaders, capitalists and customers have an effect on the planet.

“Human motion is resulting in an environmental disaster,” she says, of the manufacturing that seeks to be an immersive expertise questioning human beings’ affect on nature. “We preserve invading land, water, even area. We don’t want it, however we preserve doing it,” says Roy, including that the concept for this piece germinated in 2021 through the COVID-19 pandemic.

She was in her hometown, Siliguri, again then, she remembers. “The lockdown had pressured us to be indoors, and we had been making an attempt to regulate this virus,” she says. “It made me take into consideration what we had been doing to this world,” says Roy, who has collaborated with dancers Purnendra Meshram and Pradeep Gupta to create this piece. “The three of us have all added our inputs into this venture,” she says. “That’s the way it got here into being.”

A rehearsal in progress

A rehearsal in progress
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Particular Association

Whereas the efficiency will debut on the Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, she hopes to take this manufacturing to public areas. “Once I thought of this piece, I additionally questioned who the viewers could be,” she says, including that it is very important acknowledge how we, as a bunch of human beings, can maintain this area. “I hope sooner or later we will take this to a wider viewers.”

What’s Going On Right here? will probably be held on Saturday, July 29 on the Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore at 6 pm. Entry is free.

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