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Recording: 2020-01-12 , Tanztage Berlin 2020 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)


An Evening of Lavani

Tanztage Berlin 2020 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

This year’s international focus will turn to India: Tanztage Berlin welcomes the interdisciplinary art festival Gender Bender from Bangalore as their guest and presents a performance that was shown at the southern Indian festival in 2018: An Evening of Lavani.

Music, dance, songs and stories – the traditional dance form Lavani is mostly performed by women and has often been considered adult entertainment for men. This evening brings a contemporary context to the dance and promises to turn the male gaze upside down.

KALI BILLI PRODUCTIONS is an interdisciplinary group of artists who believe in initiating a dialogue through sharing stories that provoke and challenge themselves and the audience. They are actively involved in theatre, documentary film making and research and archiving.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1410

Cast & Credits

TEXT: Bhushan Korgaonkar
DIRECTION: Savitri Medhatul
PERFORMANCE: Shakuntala Nagarkar, Anil Baburao Hankare, Savitri Medhatul
MUSIC: Chandrakant Lakhe, Sunil Jawale, Sumit Kudalkar, Latabai Waikar
Gender Bender is a collaborative project of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and Sandbox Collective.
The festival Gender Bender is conceived and curated by Sandbox Collective.

MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Alexandra Hennig, Isabel Gatzke
The Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, mapping dance und Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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