Pickle Factory Dance Foundation partnered with Topcat CCU on a new series – Body Languages, where we explored movement with a featured practitioner each week. The sessions were rich in content, with artists demonstrating and performing their art, elucidating on how and why they make work, and sharing movement phrases and exercises for viewers to explore themselves during the live interaction.

The artistes in the Body Languages series were:

Paramita Saha who reflected her tumultuous thoughts on the current global pandemic we’re living through.

Shashwati Garai Ghosh who then journeyed through a raga exploring their space, vibrations and stories.

David Carberry & Alice Muntz who explored universal themes in response to the global pandemic we’re witnessing.

Annalouise Paul, who explored multiple meanings of home and homelessness within one’s own self, through experimental Flamenco flourishes.

Surjit Nongmeikapam‘s experimental dance was full of heart and throbbed with life, dreams and imagination.

Anurupa Roy who introduced us to the science behind puppet movements.

Christine Devaney who explored her ongoing musings between moving, music and writing.

Sujay Saple, who shared snippets of his choreographies from 2012 to the present.

Angira Chakravorty Dasgupta who took us through a healing exercise based on developmental Dance Therapy patterns.

Priyadarshini Ghosh who elaborated on the principles that govern her dance and movement practice — elements of meditative and mindfulness practices weaving together Yoga and dance.

We thank each of the dancers for giving us their precious time and Top Cat especially for co-hosting this wonderful series with us. We hope you enjoyed the sessions and got to learn from them just like we did.

See you soon and keep dancing!