Established in 1992 to facilitate the development of contemporary cultural expressions in India, particularly in the performing arts, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is the only umbrella organization of its kind in India.
Produced by the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, AadharaChakra – A Dancelogue is a hybrid ‘performance event’, weaving in multiple disciplines – movement, film, light, plastic arts, multimedia design and sound. Set in an imagined land, oscillating between the past and present, the work invites the audience to partake in a ritualised experience.
In a complex and often fragmented narrative, the dancers embody characters from diverse Indian locales and periods. The production brings alive the essence of domestic life in a traditional Chettinad house, the sacred rituals in a Shiva temple, and the flavours and fragrances of a spice market.