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Aaj Ke Naam

2019, Sangam Festival, Melbourne

A dedication to today, an ode to the times in which we live. "Aaj ke Naam", choreographed and performed by Masoom Parmar, takes anecdotes about religious identity, body image issues, love and loss from his life and interweaves them with songs by Meera, Kabir, Shah Latif and Shaikh Ayaz, presented in Bharatanatyam vocabulary. It reflects the need to belong - to oneself, to a person, to a community, to a higher being. The themes explored are universal in nature, making the performance deeply personal to the audience as well. The work attempts to break the religious boundaries attributed to Bharatanatyam and uses the dance form as a movement vocabulary.

Choreographed & Performed by: Masoom Parmar
Music: Yunus Parmar, Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, Vedanth Bharadwaj, Gurupriya Athreya, Allan Faqir
Lighting Design: Sudeep Raj