DAM(N) Diary – Day 3 of 1st Development – Wednesday 14th December (Bangalore India 2011)

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Text by Jehan, Photos by Shakthi DAY 3 Wednesday 14th December 2011 Bangalore 4am We awoke early. Must have been 3:30am. Leah was already packed and knocking at my door. I didn’t know what planet I was on. Bangalore was still asleep. The streets were quiet. You could actually hear the slow rustling of leaves ...

Dam(n) Diary – Day 3 of 1st Development – Wednesday 14th December (Badwani India 2011)

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Text by Jehan, Photos by Shakthi DAY 3 (Part 2) BHAGIRATH I put his name in capitals because it deserves to be in capitals. He’s a man, larger than life and beyond the realm of physical description. He wore his life on his face, each wrinkle telling a story of great loss and of great ...

Soundscape Works in Progress (Narmada Valley India 2012)

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Recent Events | No Comments

by Leah Dam(n) Narmada Sketch The source material in the Narmada Sketch is predominately from the regional area of Jobat, where we collected stories and solidarity songs from over 20 displaced groups who had gathered at a satyagraha (non-violent protest). Embedding ourselves within both the satyagraha and remote affected communities was a vital part of ...

ENCOUNTERS Festival (Brisbane Australia 2013)

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Australian Premiere Performance at Encounters Festival ENCOUNTER (noun), a meeting, exchange, a brush or rendezvous, confrontation For seven days in May 2013, from early morning until midnight, the South Bank precinct in Brisbane, Australia will be transformed into a bustling parade of contemporary India. At the Nepalese Pavilion, a lone sitar player greets the dawn; ...

The Damn Dance (Narmada Valley India 2012)

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Single camera documentation of an afternoon spent on a damn in remote India. The movement is a work in progress, inspired by a week spent living and collaborating with remote communities in the Narmada valley. Dancers: Meghna Nambiar and Sylvester Mardi Video: Shakthi Sivanathan Sound: Shakthi Sivanathan and Jehan Kanga

Dam(n) Soundscape Preview at Ear to the Earth (Sydney Australia 2012)

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One of the soundscapes Leah Barclay is working on will be previewed on Thursday 31 May 6.30pm at Ear to the Earth. Ear to the Earth will be an evening of sonic exploration, presenting exquisite spatial recordings from around the globe, exploring acoustic ecology, soundscape, and our changing sonic environment, including the CD Launch of Ros Bandt & Leah ...

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Recent Events | No Comments

Australian Premiere Performance at Encounters Festival ENCOUNTER (noun), a meeting, exchange, a brush or rendezvous, confrontation For seven days in May 2013, from early morning until midnight, the South Bank precinct in Brisbane, Australia will be transformed into a bustling parade of contemporary India. At the Nepalese Pavilion, a lone sitar player greets the dawn; ...

Floating Land (Boreen Point Australia 2013)

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Recent Events | No Comments

On Saturday June 8th, The Dam(n) Project will present their first major performance – a site specific work combining projections, dance and soundscapes in collaboration with Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, India’s leading contemporary dance company, all as part of Floating Land Festival on the Sunshine Coast. The Dam(n) Project is a large-scale interdisciplinary arts ...

Tourable Show: ZAMEEN

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Recent Events | No Comments

ZAMEEN is the first major performance from The DAM(N) Project, a large-scale interdisciplinary art venture that connects Australian and Indian communities around the common concern of global water security. ZAMEEN presents the lives of remote communities in the Narmada Valley of North India, displaced by large-scale dam development securing hydropower for Indian cities. This holistic ...

DAM(N) Soundscape Preview @ Ear to the Earth

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Recent Events | No Comments

One of the soundscapes Leah Barclay is working on will be previewed on Thursday 31 May 6.30pm at Ear to the Earth. Ear to the Earth will be an evening of sonic exploration, presenting exquisite spatial recordings from around the globe, exploring acoustic ecology, soundscape, and our changing sonic environment, including the CD Launch of Ros Bandt & Leah ...