The Crossing

Dance, 1Hrs 30mins

  • Sat, 17-Nov-2018
  • 06:30PM
The Crossing

The Crossing

Dance, 1Hrs 30mins

  • Sat, 17-Nov-2018
  • 06:30PM

Royal Opera House, Mumbai in collaboration with The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai, and Avid Learning presents ‘The Crossing’, a contemporary dance performance involving dancers and choreographers from Poland and India, working together and sharing the stage, their knowledge, expertise and cultural experiences to create a cross-cultural artistic experience.

The description of the performance is as below:

The Crossing is a collaborative contemporary dance production between Zawirowania Dance Theatre, based in Warsaw, Poland and Navdhara India Dance Theatre, based in Mumbai, India. The title refers to the cultural exchange that has taken place between the performers while working on this production. It represents the similarities and differences that arise during the coming together of two cultures - in this case Central European and South Asian, the spiritual East and the rational West.

In this production, Indian and Polish artists, through the mystical world of dance, celebrate their diversity and common experiences on stage. The performance comprises of 5 separate pieces choreographed by Indian-Australian choreographer Ashley Lobo and Polish choreographers, Karolina Kroczak and Elwira Piorun. Many of the dance pieces use Lobo's notable technique technique, Prana Paint and FlowTM which is a unique sensitizing approach developed by him that explores movement through yoga, breath, connectivity, and touch to help the dancer go deep within.

The project consists of 5 choreographies:

  •        A section choreographed by Ashley Lobo with Indian dancers
  •        A section choreographed by Ashley Lobo with Polish dancers
  •        A section choreographed by the Polish choreographer with Polish dancers
  •        A section choreographed by the Polish choreographer with Indian dancers
  •        A section choreographed by Ashley and the Polish choreographers on Indian and Polish dancers.

This is a continuation of The Navdhara India Dance Theatre’s collaboration with the Zawirowania Dance Theatre in Warsaw, with whom they have been working on a project with the aim to enrich the cultural exchange between these two nations. The first half of the project was presented at the Zawirowania Dance Festival earlier this year.

This is our first collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai and we believe that in the realm of culture, excellent links and growing mutual artistic inspirations are our best assets in the strengthening of bilateral relations.

The Royal Opera House, Mumbai provides a unique platform in the city for people to encounter the breadth of the performing and visual Arts. In keeping with the legacy of this institution, where even in our early days we’ve showcased theatre, dance, cinema and music, we are keen to support and showcase unique events that defy easy categorization and blend the traditional with the contemporary, and find synergies between the arts in fascinating ways.

When: Saturday, 17th November 2018 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM - Registration | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - Performance 
Tickets: Insider: www.insider.in | Box-Office:  022 23668888
Press Email : Ayeshah Dadachanji on ayeshah.avid@gmail.com