"While the female dancer Aditi Mangaldas spins across the floor with sprightly grace, the male dancer Sudesh Adhana explodes through the space with angular and valiant execution. Adhana's performance resembles a forever intermission time bomb, yet at the same time soft on his feet and rapid as a cheetah — really quite gripping.
At a point we forget we are in a conventional theatre space in the Norwegian National Opera House and feel as if we were watching a quirky aerial artist at a circus in Delhi, a genius moment!"
PULSE Asian Music and Dance Magazine Dec 2010 Issue, Review by Sarah da Fonseca
GUEST PERFORMANCE AT THE TOPIC INTERNATIONAL CENTRE IN TOLOSA, SPAIN OCTOBER 9TH 2010. NORWEGIAN PREMIERE AT THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL OPERA & BALLET OCTOBER 12TH AND 13TH 2010.
Damini House of Culture in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Sudesh Adhana (who lives and works in Oslo) and two high-profile dance- and puppet artists from India, is behind an innovative, contemporary production that opened ISHARA International Puppet Festival in New Delhi in January 2010. The show will have a two week residency and performance at the TOPIC, International Puppet Center of Tolosa in Spain on th 9th of October, before a Norwegian premiere on the 12th of October at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo.
Premiere on October 12th, 2010, at 19.30 o clock (8:30PM)
School performance on October 13th at 13.00 o clock (1 PM)
Performance on October 13th, at 19.30 o clock (8:30PM)
For tickets link to The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
For school performance send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or link to Damini House of Culture
"This is a riveting contemporary dance and puppetry piece(...) extremely fluid in form and abstract sprite."
The Pioneer, New Delhi, India, 29th of January 2010.
DRE: or three as they say in Pashto (one of the national languages of Afghanistan) is a performance with contemporary dance and puppetry that creates layered conversations about power, manipulation and war. Is the war ever truly over?
The artistic starting point for the performance DRE is based on an episode from one of the largest wars in the Indian Mythology, from the epic Mahabharata, and carried out in a parallel to today's war situation.
When the great war ends, a hundred Kauravas lie dead, blasted into the earth. Their mother Gandhari aches, a thousand arrows piercing through her soul. But what of Krishna, does he find solace, is this the victory he sought? Exploring the myth and exploding it through physical movement, dance and puppetry, Dre: Three creates many layered conversations about power, control, survival, death and life. Is the war ever truly over?
"DRE (three)" is a new contemporary dance and puppetry collaboration.
Preview show (før-premiere) presented at the Ishara International Puppet Festival at
Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi, India on the 27th of January 2010.
The production is choreographed and danced by Sudesh Adhana, in collaboration with the highly profiled artists,
choreograher and dancer Aditi Mangaldas & puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee from India.
Light design by Kyrre Heldal Karlsen, sound designer by Leon Muraglia.
Text by Vani Subramanian, costume by Gunjan Aurora & Rahul Jain.
The production is part 2 of the Mahabharat project,
initiated by Richa Chandra for Damini House of Culture.
Producer is Ella C Fiskum.