• Barkat, Iqbal (Chief Investigator)
  • Sivanathan, Anandavalli (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Collaboration with the Lingalayam Dance Company to produce a dance film with veteran dancer, Anandavalli. The piece explores the response of artists to the Covid crisis and situates it within larger challenges facing humanity. The piece will be based on an important 19th century Indian musical, the Nandanar Charitram by Gopalakrishna Bharathi, a powerful indictment of casteism. To speak to the theme of caste and casteism is now critical given the contemporary situation in India and the Black Lives Matter movement. The film will be filmed in a landscapes ravaged by bushfires in 2019/2020.
Effective start/end date28/09/2030/06/21