FOOTPRINT

Photo: Sarah Sofie Nørbo. Click to see more images.

A dance and music performance premiered in the Tivoli Concert Hall on September 6th 2012, as a part of the festival India Today / Copenhagen Tomorrow. On tour to India, Dec. 2016. The tour was supported by the Danish Embassy in India as well as the Danish Ministry of Culture. The music could not be played live on the tour, since the musicians couldn't participate. The rehearsals took place in Auroville, India.

Footprint takes you on a journey through the emotional and physical traces we leave when we experience sadness and love. The performance takes place in the encounter between Danish and Indian artists who each bring different aspects of their cultures into the project.

It explores differences and similarities between Danish and Indian culture and builds on an innovative interplay between traditional Indian musical instruments, modern acoustic jazz, electronica, contemporary and classical Indian dance, marshal arts and modern dance and ballet. 

The people behind the production of Footprint are the Danish pianist and composer Niels Lan Doky and his trio, and a number of the most prominent Indian musicians of present time, such as Purbayan Chatterjee, Prabhu Edouard and Hamza Rahimtulla. The Danish choreographer Birgitte Bauer-Nilsen has created the choreography for the participating Danish and Indian dancers.

Review, Terpsichore d. 2. sept. 2012