Bollywood in Furness

Barrow 2012

Digital Dance Project
An international project, a creative collaboration between Furness Multi-cultural youth group, DARE Youth Dance group, professional artists and filmmakers

Kali Chandrasegaram, Manuela Benini and Chaturangan were comissioned to choreograph Classical Indian and Bollywood dances for performance on two groups of young people.   Octopus Collective were tasked with creating three films of the choreography demonstrating three different perspectives. We spent 5 days in the studio and the result was three films by Octopus Collective made from the same piece of choreography to explore how digital technology can interpret and express the same material in a variety of ways.  The film-makers used a variety of recording cameras including go-pro and digital cameras.
The films were shown at shown at The forum Barrow  2014, The Lowry U.Dance NW 2014, Kendal Brewery Arts Centre 2015 and large scale images from the films were projected in Barrow to an audience of approx 800.  

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