“Bophana” presented by Maya Dance Theatre Ltd is a movement-based adaptation of Asia-In-Theatre’s 2000 SITA. The story of “Bophana” highlights a woman telling a story to future women, a maternal journey of epic proportions. The collaborators- director, playwright, dancers and choreographers will deconstruct the script with lots of discussion/improvisation work. It is dance theatre, whereby various explored movements, lights, sounds and theatrical elements try to play with equal importance in the production.
Dancers will be challenged to re-interpret their impulses through “navarasa” to movement expressions; primarily through Bharatha Naytam vocabulary – mudras and bhava. The director, playwright, sound and lighting designers will be challenged to collaborate with the elements to create a space for artistic expression. The story of “Bophana” will be thus re-told, and experienced by the audience through the concept of dance theatre set within contemporary theatre design.
“Bophana”, the production will be told through the concept of dance theatre, by engaging various performing arts forms such as movement, theatre, lights, music and narrative text in the form of dialogues- set between the director and the playwright in midst of the play. Their interaction within the play will also essentially contribute to the design structure of this contemporary dance theatre production. One that has been never done before!