UK-INDIA LIVE STREAM PROJECT
In an innovative way, a composition was brought across two creative spaces in Bangalore and Devon - highlighting both the resemblance and the difference in dance bodies across the two spaces.
Sagar Birkar (Audience member, Bangalore 2016)
The Pilgrim Project was a Live Stream Dance Project that took place between UK and India in summer 2016. The Pilgrim Project is a pilot initiative, looking to create a sustainable way of creating collaborative work using digital media, between artists in Bangalore, India and Devon, UK.
The Live Stream Performance was accessed through a URL link, which was shared with audience members worldwide. Artists collaborated through live stream to share choreographic material, which was then developed over a week, into two choreographies in India and UK.
On the final day Chhaya Collective hosted a performance sharing at Shoonya Centre in Bangalore, where local artists performed live in the studio, before UK artists performed live via live stream, projected into the theatre walls. The final section of the performance involved dancers in UK and India improvising live in both virtual and physical space, before culminating in and Q&A, hosted by the UK dancers via live stream.
The project is expected to progress to a larger scale in 2017, working to develop sustainable creative relationships between South West England and India, through both physical and virtual means.
Sitting and reflecting on the time spent in the studio teaching and creating with artists in UK and India is incredible. Being part of the creative process, performing it live to over 100 people in India - I feel an enormous sense of pride at being part of this project, I have been a part of a truly collaborative, cultural journey with so many incredibly inspiring people.
Hannah Saunders (Dance Artist Collaborator, UK)