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Repost from @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild , a page you should definitely follow! Jaipur jootis are as characteristic of the city as those multi-hued umbrellas that inspired the last Jaipur video we posted, but how would shoes, no matter how shiny, figure into a barefoot dancing video? @namitaunnmuktaa resolved this problem, in her usual straightforward manner, by actual convincing a Jaipur shoe shop to let us in to, rather inconcievably, dance amidst their wares. We were politely kicked out way sooner than we would have liked, but hey, better a brief run at this than nothing at all! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #behindthescenes #bts #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #jaipur #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance
Jaipur jootis are as characteristic of the city as those multi-hued umbrellas that inspired the last Jaipur video we posted, but how would shoes, no matter how shiny, figure into a barefoot dancing video? Namita resolved this problem, in her usual straightforward manner, by actual convincing a Jaipur shoe shop to let us in to, rather inconcievably, dance amidst their wares. We were politely kicked out way sooner than we would have liked, but hey, better a brief run at this than nothing at all! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @namitaunnmuktaa Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #behindthescenes #bts #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance
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We like keeping no secrets. Mystique might be traditional Bharatanatyam's thing but not BitW's. In this video, as in all BTS videos, we attempt to pull back the curtain on our process - the hacks and the cracks, the laughter and the banter, the missteps and the misadventures. Our last video was shot in two different cities. Since we were dissatisfied with the first part that we had filmed in Kolkata last December, this April, we shot a follow-up in Delhi. You can be forgiven for not noticing though, night time is the same shade of sky everywhere, even if it'll probably always feel radically new in a BitW video. To watch the full video in one piece on our YouTube channel! LINK IN BIO. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #videography #dancefilm #behindthescenes #bts #dancersofinstagram #dance #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #delhi #bts #night #light #night_captures
Usually, our lack of suitable equipment is a problem. In a strange turn of events, it became an opportunity. We had a light that could fit in a pocket, which we use for extra lighting on the occasional night video, so BitW logic demanded that we put it into a suitable pocket and get to dancing. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali LINK IN BIO for watching this video in HD on our YouTube channel! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #night #lights #delhi #roof
Unlike almost everyone I know from college, I don't have very many LSRy photos. I was perhaps too lazy, but also I don't love cliches. Instead, in an effort (partly) to document our final year in college, we made @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild ! LINK IN BIO for the complete BitW in LSR YouTube playlist featuring as many as 19 locations across campus! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #LSR #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Though we started out as complete amateurs in college, our early work there is very close to our hearts still, so of course we made a YouTube playlist of all our LSR videos! We'd like to think we've matured since then, but it'll all be just in our heads till you watch these and tell us what you think! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
During Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival that offered a Dionysian "ritual of inversion", strange and implausible was the order of the day: "...masters had to wait on their slaves; carnival allowed peasants to impersonate kings; and Dionysian worship gave women license to hunt..." (from Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich) Bharatanatyam in the Wild is already an upside down world, so what would our Saturnalia look like? What does classical regalia look like cast out of the spotlight and employed in decidedly unglamorous, quotidian tasks? LINK IN BIO for complete video in one piece Featuring @swathi_ganga and @saurabh_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #saturnalia #film #movie #short #filmmaking
Reminder: we're on Youtube, too! please give our YouTube channel some love! Revisit our last video (or some old favourites) in HD by following the LINK IN BIO, and please engage - like, comment and subscribe! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #YouTube #like #subscribe #comment 💬
"Yellow lights" Repost from @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild It's weird that I am less wary of doing night videos in an unfamiliar city like Kolkata instead of the city I call home. But then I remember that the city I call home is shiny New Delhi, and it isn't weird one bit. The bar was set pretty low for Kolkata. Anyway, like, comment and follow @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild please! We have truly entertaining stuff up our sleeves! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #night #lights
If your reaction to the recent survey saying India was the most dangerous country for women was to scoff and argue that it was at best a reasonable 10th, know that you are part of the problem. Women have never been able to revel in the night without fear and wariness. Videos like these are very rare because we lack both the equipment and the sense of security to make them work. We want to be able to court pleasure without simultaneously courting risk. We want the moon to shine as dimly and ineffectually as it does, so as to suffuse our night-time forays into the world with soft white beauty, not glare all the darkness and thrilling mystery out of the night just so we can be sure there aren't monsters lurking in the shadows. Shoutout to @divyanisharma who joined us at the last leg of a long day and made the night a more friendlier place! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali LINK IN BIO for watching this video in HD on our YouTube channel! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #night #lights
Behind the scenes of our most popular video ever was not wildly different from the behind the scenes of every other video that we have made so far. There were some challenges - the rain managed to be vaguely foreboding, a guard asked for ID in light of our (admittedly peculiar) presence. But that's just another day of BitWing for us. Watch the full vid on our YouTube channel. LINK IN BIO. Dancers - @mehrususan , @tintumoljoseph , @ady_xin , @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #behindthescenes #bts #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #BehindTheScenes #bts
Last Sunday, we filmed our first video in JNU! @swathi_ganga has now been there long enough not only to scout new locations but to also recruit new dancers! That, along with ideas we have been nursing for a while now, led to this particular video! Watch the full vid on YouTube! LINK IN BIO. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #jnu #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
@homegrownin did an article on us last week, a joyous development indeed after months of being starved for attention! We're trying to reach new people and explain the whys and wherefores of this project to them all the time, so we hope you will read this article and share your thoughts! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #adventure #classicalart #homegrown
At the JNU Admin Block The JNU administration has embodied some of the most dogmatic qualities of institutions in the past few years, so we thought it fitting that its steps be witness to a flash of BitW, a movement that has always been a protest against the tyranny of institutionalised spaces. A heartfelt thank you to Tintumol, Mehru and Adhitya for turning up on a will-it-won't-it-rain evening to make it one of our favourite videos ever! Watch the full vid on our YouTube channel. LINK IN BIO. Dancers - @mehrususan , @tintumoljoseph , @ady_xin , @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #jnu #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild This was decidedly less stressful than our last metro vid, maybe on account of there not being someone telling us that it's not allowed and that we'll be fined! Of course, it was also MUCH more premeditated this time. So, maybe we are FINALLY getting better at this? #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #travel #metro
Doing a metro video is always tricky, because we're always pestered by the sense that we're doing something vaguely illegal. We kept our eyes peeled, but the Kolkata metro is remarkably less vocal about how it wants its spaces used. We barely need encouragement to film somewhere when there are strong hints to the contrary, so really, we practically had no choice but to BitW it up between stations. Head to our YouTube channel to watch this video in HD! LINK IN BIO. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #travel #metro
Sleeping is one of our great loves, so of course it took our greater love, BitW, to rouse us to action before 6 am to film a sunrise video. We had only a narrow strip of space (and time) to work with, so we all took up residence on different rooftops - Aishwarya on the terrace of a different building altogether - and squeezed all the possible angles out of this one. Head to our YouTube channel to watch this video in one piece and in HD! LINK IN BIO. dancer - @swathi_ganga filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #suburbs
Behind the scenes of our last video By this point, the three of us function so well together that we barely even have to speak to communicate anymore, so the process of making this video was basically us walking punctuated by short bursts of dancing. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #BehindTheScenes #bts
Up next in the series of trying to bottle the essence of Calcutta - we try to inject some BitW into Calcutta's so-called old world, colonial charm. The Victoria Memorial, Kolkata's uniquely yellow taxis and its characteristically rickety buses are clichés only when there is no BitW in the frame! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #travel
In a classroom #2 It all started with an empty classroom, silent except for the rhythmic taps of a dance form that its walls had definitely never been witness to, so it's not that surprising that when we happened upon this quaint classroom in CU, we couldn't help ourselves. The lack of ghunghurus in this one was a precaution more than anything else, but a nice throwback nonetheless to that day of firsts that set us down a journey we're still on 1.5 years later! As is par for most of our Kolkata work, shout-out to @divyanisharma , without whom we would never have realised what a fertile hunting ground CU could be! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali & @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
Our YouTube channel is a lonely place still, so here's a reminder to take advantage of its infinitely better video-hosting capacities to watch our latest work in style. Please watch the video, like, share and subscribe! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #youtube #screenshot
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild We had a flight that evening but after a doomed early morning trek to Chandni Chowk, we decided (instead of packing) to redeem the morning by filming "that disembodied video" in college. By the time we got there, it was hot and we were confused. It was just @swathi_ganga and I working on this one and as usual it took us a long time because we were figuring it out as we went along - all I knew was that I only wanted parts of her and not all of her at once. Now, I realise that this video is a literalisation of all of our ideas about the female body. At the time, it had felt fairly innocuous but now, I can safely say that our last video in college was also one of our most experimental work. Please like, watch, and follow the page - we're always desperate for attention! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance
The Dancer in Parts Our project has always been about bodies and spaces, and this video takes it a step further. Women have always been objectified and reduced to bodies without autonomy. Women have been perceived as things that men are apparently entitled to when they dare to be seen. With this video, we too 'objectify' the woman. We focus on her body - her legs, her waist, her arms, her torso, her head... and yet, she cannot be diminished, and never ceases to be vital and full of life, creativity and agency. In our last video filmed in college, we try to offer you a way of looking at the world in which women can ask to be looked at and acknowledged and still not be asking for it. Watch this video in a higher definition on our YouTube channel. LINK IN BIO. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
Have you seen our latest episode yet? For the longest time, we were so hyper-focused on getting our work done, that the fact that people on the street did not really respond to us escaped our scrutiny and bewilderment. Now, it's all we can think about. In Episode 4: "The View from the Ground", we dwell on what is not quite clicking for us, and we would love for you to watch the episode and affirm that, despite everything, you are proof that at least something is. Please watch, react, share! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #delhi #kolkata #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
EPISODE 4 - BitW docu-series Whether it's online on various social media platforms or offline while we're filming our videos, there is a disconcerting lack of people engaging with the convictions that our work springs from. We have pondered long over why this is so, and the latest episode of the BitW docu-series is our 1.5-year-long musings given form! We would love for you to watch Episode 4: "The View from the Ground" and, well, give us your view from the ground! Watch the full episode from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #delhi #kolkata #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild Not for the first time, @swathi_ganga seems to be genuinely concerned about our collective sanity at the end here. In this case, it may have something to do with considering the same questions our parents have also been asking us for some time now. But, as we tell our parents - we are not crazy, we only seem that way! NEW EPISODE THIS SUNDAY #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
OUR DOCUSERIES IS BACK We love telling everyone tales of our woe, and of course it makes for great video, how not one robot can rotate their necks by a few degrees to really look at a person outright dancing in the middle of a street. But in defense of their flawed programming, we understand all too well why what we are doing may seem incomprehensible. Watch out for a new episode NEXT SUNDAY, where we may or may not have a full-blown existential crisis. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
We survived an encounter with suspicious colony dogs for this one. Filming a video along these lines has been on our mind for a long time, but of course teleporting while dancing is tougher than it looks. However BitW has always flirted with breaking laws, so the laws of physics weren't such a tough nut to crack! Can there be a better occasion than today, World Dance Day, to upload a video that honours our commitment to dance here and there and everywhere, sometimes - against all logic - simultaneously? Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
As ever, we went into this with zero rehearsals but things still came together by the third take. The camera had to weave perhaps a more complicated and choreographed movement than the dancers themselves. We had a tiny scare when it felt like rain would ruin all our plans, but turns out that was just The Universe telling us to get on with it. So, we did, and it was with zero exaggerations, the perfect shoot. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance
Near AIIMS flyover, New Delhi This video is everything we imagined BitW to one day be - a joyous celebration of pure dance that takes over the heart of a hostile city for a brief, glorious flash and lets loose women dancers of several tightly controlled classical traditions upon a landscape that can belong completely to them only within the utopia of playful collaboration that art can conjure up for them. The metallic silver spores are testament to a human will that longs for the aesthetic to spring up in unlikely spaces, as indeed the dancers of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Mohiniyattam do here.This is also the vision we want our docu-series to end on (which is STILL in the works, btw - new episode coming VERY soon) - let joyous dancing women be the masters of their bodies and let watching men not have the power to disrupt their happy alliance! To view this video in all its unfractured glory (and in higher definition) head to our YouTube channel. LINK IN BIO. Dancers (in order of appearance) - @everyday.artistery , @tirnasengupta , @swathi_ganga , @meennun , Sreelekshmi Namboothiri Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
We have been doing @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild for almost 1.5 years now and some days can be frankly Sisyphean. There is a lot of repetition involved - oh, the number of times I have seen @swathi_ganga put on her ghunghrus, and then held her bag while keeping a weather eye on the incoming traffic. But Camus did say - "We must imagine Sisyphus happy." #BehindTheScenes #BharatanatyamInTheWild #Bharatanatyam #Kolkata #bts #street #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
NTD India did a story on us this week! No matter how many times this happens, we will never tire of the joy of someone else getting excited enough about what we do that they want to tell the world about it! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #adventure #classicalart
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild I know we have really gotten better when I watch this video. We hit peak BitW when @swathi_ganga came to Kolkata, and this video is peak Kolkata. It's almost as if Swathi glides from one spot to the next, and that was always our intent, but to achieve such seamless transitions was thrilling. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #circle
People in New Delhi and Mumbai, open your Hindustan Times (or go buy one) because WE ARE IN IT. You can find us in the Variety section, page 3! Ecstatic to find a quote about us from @whyloiter 's Sameera Khan, one of the women we have been quoting ourselves! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #hindustantimes #delhi #mumbai #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #adventure #classicalart
We interrupt our regular programming to bring you something special on the occasion of @swathi_ganga 's birthday! For a year now, we have been filming excessively, all in the expectation that some of this may tie in with our BitW doc. We may not have anything new to show for our BitW docuseries yet, but for one weekend only, we are uploading another short documentary series. Our first epistle finds us, one early morning, heading to Chandni Chowk... You can find the full video on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Link in bio. Happy birthday, Swathi! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dance #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
We were lucky to have had @sukanyanainar and the inefficient water fountain maintainence at Ansal Plaza that day. As we upload this video which was shot more than a year ago, we can't but hope to get together for Round 2 sometime soon! Dancers - @sukanyanair and @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
You've seen our first snapshot video, in which there is some inexplicable dancing around trees. This is the video we happened upon while we were still looking for a convenient tree to dance around to complete that snapshot series! Turns out, our luck led us to a place of some historical value - Siraj ud-Daulah fought the British here in the Battle of Lal Dighi in 1756. A reminder that history dwells in the most commonplace of spaces. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali & @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #laldighi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
College was the fertile ground where early BitW blossomed, so perhaps we shouldn't have been surprised that visiting CU proved to be a rather fruitful experience, too. None of it would have been possible without our friend and guide, @divyanisharma , who not only snuck us into her alma mater but also gave us various alibis as we went along. We may seem calm as ever in this video but we were propelled by the nervous energy of being somewhere we were perhaps not allowed to be in. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali & @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #roof #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #CalcuttaUniversity #University
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild We have accrued a few souvenirs from Jaipur over the last couple of years, but the umbrella that we bought for Swathi to dance around in the second part of this video is definitely the most special. Also, @swathi_ganga is finally revealed for the tyrant that she is at the end of this video. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #jaipur #street #market #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #umbrella #travel #colourful
On all our trips to Jaipur, its violently colourful umbrellas have been staring us down from store fronts, street markets and sidewalks, so we finally gave in and gave them what they clearly wanted - to be the stars of one of our videos! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali and @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #jaipur #street #market #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #umbrella #travel
In a kitchen Where does divinity reside in our everyday existence? What is the life-giving force that keeps our world turning? Where would we be without the food that sustains us and the women who perform miraculous labours of love in the kitchen every day? Women deserve to have it all, private nooks and public spaces, the home and the world, and so here's Bharatanatyam in the Wild in the Kitchen with a Pushpanjali - a reverent worshipping of the most important space in our homes. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #thewild #kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #kitchen #home
We're in the Deccan Chronicle in Kerala today! We found out when Swathi's mother was sent pictures of the page by her friend in Thiruvanathapuram this morning - which is both an excellent way to have discovered this, and definitive proof that more people are reading about us! You can also find the full text from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #deccanchronicle #kerala #adventure #classicalart
Under a flyover This was one of the few places we actually thought we should film at, as opposed to our usual process, which is basically having no plan. On the last day of Swathi's stay in Kolkata, dead tired but never tired enough to stop, we'd like to think we briefly brought a dab of colour to an otherwise desolate spot. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Some people did not have to click on a link to read about @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild today! On the few occasions that I have had the pleasure to tell our mother that someone is writing about us, she has often scoffed and said, well, it's not really being published on paper, it's only online. NOT TODAY. It's an actual newspaper this time. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #newspaper #makingnews #newindianexpress
The seeds of this piece germinated while writing a proposal for funding, while trying to envision what the BitW doc would look like. This is the pitch we have sent to various publications. Some of them write about us, most of them don't. The frankly fabulous @feminisminindia did one better. They published our pitch itself. So, here it is - our manifesto, our call to arms - in the artivism section of @feminisminindia ! You can read the full piece from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings
"...the idea is more powerful than the tools." More people are writing about us! This time it's @kerosenedigital from Bangalore! You can find the full article from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings
Tamil publication Vikatan featured an article on Bharatanatyam in the Wild last week, and let us be the first to tell you that reading it through Google Translate is a hilarious (but ultimately, futile) exercise! You can find a translation in the comments section. For those of you who can read Tamil, LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #tamil #vikatan
Behind-the-scenes from our last video Looking back, it is ridiculous how very nervous we were about filming this video, but as is apparent from this BTS footage, we had to give ourselves extended pep talks before we got down to business. All the inhibitions we had rid ourselves of came rushing back whooping and hollering. Thankfully, it was just a matter of getting this first Kolkata video out of our system, and then it was business as usual. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali Photo creds - @aishwaryakali #BehindTheScenes #BharatanatyamInTheWild #Bharatanatyam #Kolkata #bts #street #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
I thought that after not filming for @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild for over six months, we would hit the ground running. Not so! Getting back on the horse was surprisingly excruciating on account of us having successfully gotten inside our heads. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Filming after a hiatus of more than half a year was a tumultuous affair. Turns out, the thick skin we had grown so assiduously over the course of this project had a tendency to erode away due to disuse. We spent a lot of time thinking and then over-thinking but we were still so dissatisfied with our sub par effort that we then filmed a second video to string together with the first, and here's the result, for better or for worse. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali and @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
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