Dance, Interrupted: Creativity, Constraints, Covid
What was it
In January 2019, Pickle Factory in partnership with Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, presented 8 days of engagements in Calcutta and Bolpur with the dance company Light Ladd and Emberton from Cardiff, centering around their award-winning production CAITLIN.
The project was supported by British Council and Wales Arts International, with local partners Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Padatik Theatre, Think Arts and Kala Bhavana.
• 1 work demonstration
• 1 workshop with students of Kala Bhavana
• 1 workshop sharing
• 4 public performances of CAITLIN
• 1 special performance for high school students
• 2 post-show discussions
• 2 workshops – for performers and for students
• 1 lecture demonstration for Jadavpur university students and faculty
• 1 panel discussion at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet
CAITLIN was presented as part of Wales in Kolkata, a season of Welsh arts activity and collaboration taking place in Kolkata in January. Supported by the British Council and Wales Arts International, Wales in Kolkata was a result of the relationships and networks formed by the 2017/18 India-Wales season, a major programme of artistic collaboration between Wales and India.