Theaterschoolfestival
Amsterdam

LURING WHISPERS – Keerthi Basavarajaiah


wo 7 okt Theater Kikker Utrecht

LURING WHISPERS – Keerthi Basavarajaiah – ATD SNDO 

What worlds are entered in sensation? Surreal? Magical perhaps? Haunting for sure as
they tend not to be seen but are felt. What traces are the lines to enter these worlds?
Shifting the common assumption of human agency, notably its visual dominance, this
work investigates the experience at play in what might go unseen.
In the current regulation – conditions, the work has been highly influenced in curating
ways of distance participation – activation. A dance in the initiation of senses- of touch,
smell, taste, sound, of movement, a synesthetic play through the traces of materiality.
Presence in their absence, presence in their traces, presence at a distance. Things come
alive in this dance that exceeds its parts. From tiny sounds – a crackle, a sizzle, a spuKer –
to the body gestures – a stroke, a caress, a touch – and material traces – a drop, a speck,
a morsel – the work plays in between and across.

concept, choreography Keerthi Basavarajaiah performance Keerthi Basavarajaiah, Marina Orlova
advise Erin Manning, Antonia Steffens set, costume, prop design, music scores Keerthi Basavarajaiah special Thanks Halbe Kuipers, Abhishek Thappar, Lucia Fernandez- Santoro, Fritz van
Driel.

About Keerthi

Keerthi Basavarajaiah is a choreographer, performer of Indian origin, based In Amsterdam. A choreography graduate from SNDO (School for New Dance Development) and has been working as a freelancer in the Netherlands for the past 7 years. As a choreographer she has been creating
alternative ways of making work which is innovative in nature, interactive, reflecting o! the surrounding, thus proposing a shift in the mundanity of rhythms. Her works foregrounds a call for creating spaces, worlds which facilitate a side- ways perception amidst the bodies that might get exhausted in their habitual perception and engagement with the surrounding. Juli Dans, Dutch Opera
house, Rear Ear, Dance Hack are some of the few platforms where she has collaborated and presented her works in the past years. Recently she has been a recipient of Funds Podium Kunst to develop a project “Art on Delivery” in Amsterdam.

www.keerthibasavarajaiah.com