March 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Bhavan
4A Castletown Rd
West Kensington, London W14 9HQ
020 7381 3086

Narratives of 0s and 1s

Narratives Of 0s And 1s brings together the world of data through movement and the oral vocabulary of Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam. This creative dance piece seeks to decode the impact of binary representations of data in society. Using body as a data warehouse and music as a streaming process, performers attempt to extract narratives about data, transform them into the language of Bharatanatyam and load them into a 45 minutes production to integrate with the audience.

The sonification of data along with a live musical ensemble consisting of Veena (string instrument), Ghatam (clay pot) and Nattuvangam (cymbals) provide the database or the background score to create these dialogues aka codes in real-time.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.