Mask and move
Experience a dance workshop inspired by renowned artist Mahirwan Mamtani's artworks
If neo-tantric and constructivist performance artworks have inspired you, a daylong workshop based around the creations of veteran artist Mahirwan Mamtani might be the right pitch for you. Organised by Art & Soul Foundation and Salinas Sastikhor, a partnership that helps artists showcase their work, this workshop promises to be a one-of-a-kind session.
As an inter-generational workshop, conducted by performance artist Ishita, it is open to everyone above the age of five and is an attempt to help people interact closely with Mamtani's ideas of the freedom of self, which is evident in his collection, Centrovision which will be on display.
Participants will get the chance to step into Mamtani's world of the unconscious while decorating their own masques and wearing them through the workshop. According to Rivka Sadarangani, co-founder of the art collaboration, "This workshop is about the performance of the dance. We want people to take on a different persona and in doing so, free the self through free-flowing dance." Workshop conductor Ishita explains, "I would want the participants to loosen up and discover their inner self through the rhythm and flow of movement."
Participants can move to the beats of Mamtani's animated works and German artists Avenue of Poplar Munich, Bernhard Herda and Peter Weiersmüllerwhich.
ON: August 12, 12 pm
AT: Madhuli, Dr Annie Beasant Road, Worli.
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