The colour Red has a significant colour in a Indian Woman’s life, it is a colour of love and marriage. Through the journey as a teenager, she forgets if she will ever wear it.
Amina Khayam as Kathak Dancer. Tells a story of a woman.
This compelling tale of a woman denied the most important thing as a young bride – a Laal Shaari (a red dress) explores theatricalisation of the classical Indian dance form of Kathak.
The collaborators rethink Kathak through a process of deconstructing of tatkar, bhav and abhinaya. The production engages a sceneography that engage with the notion of emptiness as presence
A journey within migration is just as significant representation of bodies, clothes and skins, Artist such as Giorgia Volpe comments in her interview with Mariette Bouillet, Reinventing Textiles,
” I find that there is a relation between the photographic image and the textile creation. What links them is the notion of contact. In the photographic image there is a desire for contact, to get closer, to touch
with the gaze, the material, the forms, surfaces, and light. The photographic image it self is the result of a contact that develops over time, as does the photographic image. Both of them reveal a tactile memory.
Fabric is kind of envelope like the skin… The skin is like fabric. We need this envelope to live in our body to dwell in our body, a body in a space, a body in a place. Because the skin is also a house, you live in your house. You dress it , you live in it, and thus you exist.
It is the transformation that you construct and deconstruct, you remember and you forget, you stitch and you unstitch, you leave a trace and you erase.
It is an identity in metamorphosis.