ZAMEEN at Parramasala Festival 2013 is a multiplatform experience. This soundscape is part of a site-specific sound installation that inhabits the Riverside foyer, made up of photography and processed field recordings from the Narmada Valley. Audiences can use their own smartphone or players provided at the box office to immerse themselves in the soundscapes.
Mysterious, beautiful and utterly captivating, ZAMEEN is a contemporary dance and multimedia work that pulls you into the heart of a remote Indian community fighting for their way of life.
Within this world, two dancers from one of India’s leading contemporary dance companies, the much lauded Attakkalari – perform an intense, controlled and intricate dance score, inspired by the stories and movement of the community.
An immersive audiovisual environment – built entirely out of recordings done on site with the community itself – sustains the show, pitching you from the very start in the midst of their song and struggle to secure land in the face of large scale damn development.
Both politically provocative and deeply emotional, ZAMEEN simultaneously depicts both the success of this incredible social movement and the ongoing sacrifices made to preserve it.