The present environment is not conducive to ‘Love.’ Tender emotions at a time of stress and strife have become a complex yet desperate necessity, and perhaps precarious under present circumstances. Yet the angst to understand it and live with it becomes a dominant, unquenchable desire of the human mind. Versedance is a non-linear, non-literal, and unique form of dance-theatre that explores the body in poetic motion to love — the most overwhelming and enigmatic human experience since the dawn of civilisation. Versedance ‘plays’ on the sonnets of Shakespeare in the first half while in the second half, it celebrates and ‘plays’ the vibrant energy woven within the body of the poem, Every day you play by Pablo Neruda. Conceptualised by Jhuma Basak, the production features Prarthana Purkayastha (dancer-performer; picture above), Samik Bandopadhyay (reading/narrative), and Dhruba Basu Roy and Kaushik Dutt (music).
When: Today at 6.30 pm
Where: Max Mueller Bhavan