9 October 2016 | 6PM, 7PM, 8PM

OddBird Theatre, Delhi


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The #INTERSECT performances run in a loop from 6pm to 9pm. Recommended arrival times are 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

#INTERSECT emerges with the objective of bringing cutting-edge contemporary visual artists and dance artists together to produce new work in collaboration. This meeting at the crossroads of creative expression and artistic practice reflects on the central thematic of IGNITE!, emphasising on the politics of the body – its form, identity and dissent.

What ideas of composition, presence and articulation become the common points of conversation between these disciplines? How is rigour manifested in cross-disciplinary works, where the body negotiates a very different set of relationships with the spaces it inhabits? How does the coming together of these disciplines extend how we conceive of performance vocabularies and structures? The three pieces that we premiere as part of #INTERSECT venture into tropes of urban decay, co-existence and geometry, addressing these questions and considering space, the body and performance from varied perspectives of thinking and making.



16” = 1mile | 35 min

This performance is an interplay between notions of the body as a measure of space and form and the body as architecture. Based on mathematical formulae derived from mechanical engineering designs, approximate structures are created and recreated. These forms allow the body to intervene within a landscape of shifting architecture.


Performed by: Rajyashree Ramamurthi, Susanta Mandal

Sound: Colin Waurzyniak and Anirban Dutta

Photography and Video: Desmond Roberts

Light: Ankit Pandey



Deluge | 20 min

We envision an apocalyptic scenario, analogous through signs of decay that are prevalent within the city we live in. Positioning ourselves as urban explorers, we interrogate the daily dissent, highlighted strongly by the concrete mess of living within the nexus of a suffocating city, the uncouth damaged air, harsher climatic changes etc.

The deluge is the reckoning, a complete annihilation, an unwavering end, a total wipe-out. Through an array of staged events, situated in these urban environments, against the backdrop of urban decay, we encounter these places as dancers, visualisers and visionaries.


Performed by: Rajan Rathore

Video/ Editing: Yashas Chandra

Soundscore: Vinny Bhagat



The Big Dream | 30 min

The Big Dream is where two dreamers meet. They explore their dreams from childhood and their day-to-day dreams. Dreams have vast implications.

In this work, dreams are manifested through the medium of performance, in a collaboration between a visual artist and choreographer, accompanied by two performers. The piece is inspired by the artists’ most intimate dreams and David Lynch’s music album, ‘The Big Dream’.


Performed by: Yengkokpam Purnima Devi, Laiphangbam Suraj Roy, Surjit Nongmeikapam

Sound design: Jaskaran Sandhu


*PHOTO: Desmond Roberts


OddBird Theatre, Delhi

Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Foot Road, SSN Marg, Chhattarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

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  1. Please arrive at the venue at least 15 min before the specified performance time.
  2. Seating on first come first seated basis.
  3. Please carry a print out or digital copy of your donor pass or registration to all events.
  4. Children below 12 years of age are not allowed.
  5. The festival venues are built to capacity. Management reserves the right to hold entry to certain areas within the festival to ensure a safe festival experience.
  6. No professional, SLR or DSLR cameras or recording (sound or video) equipment will be permitted in the venue.
  7. No drug use - consumption of narcotics is illegal and those found in possession of or consuming narcotics at the event will be handed over to police authorities.
  8. No liability claims of food, pollution and other consumption poisoning will be entertained.
  9. Parking near or at the show premises is at the risk of the vehicle owner.
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  11. The organizers reserve the right without refund or other recourse, to refuse admission to anyone who is found to be in breach of these terms and conditions including, if necessary, ejecting the holder/s of the ticket from the venue after they have entered the ground.
  12. The programme is subject to change without prior notice.
  13. All contributions to The Gati Forum are exempt under section 80G of the Income Tax At 1961. Registration No. DEL-TE25619- 20102014/5652, PAN No. AABTT6472G