Baalya turns the Indian caste system on its head and imagines choreography from the feet up. In the Indian caste system, people are classified according to which body parts they use to earn a living. People of the lowest caste function as the feet of society. Drawing on Anand Dhanakoti's personal experiences on the streets of Bengaluru and on those of performers trained in circus arts, Baalya challenges gravity. Baalya asks how movement and dance are transformed by experiences on the streets.
concept: Anand Dhanakoti, Amogh Swamy | dance and co-choreography: Eva Campanaro, Yeinner Chicas, Anand Dhanakoti | music: Amogh Swamy | choreography: Anand Dhanakoti
single ticket: 9€ | 7€, Limited Edition douple ticket: 16€ | 12€, Limited Edition triple ticket : 20€ | 15€
Kampnagel - K4
Baalya is a production by Anand Dhanakoti in coproduction with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg
is a dancer and choreographer. He was trained in Indian martial arts and yoga at Kalari Gurukulam, studied Flying Low with David Zambrano and graduated from Contemporary Dance School Hamburg. As dancer and co-choreogrpaher he collaborated among others with Matej Kejzar, Abhilash Ningappa, Adam Linder and Ursina Tossi. His pieces Thuli, Kntsugi, Immer and Tamil Friend meet -Japanese Friend were shown internatonally. He holds a BA degree in Economics, Political Science and Sociology from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore.