Paper Doll

`Paper doll’ (2005) is a 70 minutes long contemporary dance piece created by Padmini Chettur – contemporary dance maker based in Chennai.

PAPER DOLL -Schaubühne Berlin

The full-length dance production can be viewed here in three parts.

MusicMaarten Visser.

Design – Sumant Jayakrishnan.

Co-production – Springdance, Utrecht; Dance Theatre, Groningen; KunstenFESTIVALdesarts, Brussels; SW & G, Berlin.

Performers – Padmini Chettur, Krishna Devanandan, Preethi Athreya, Anoushka Kurien and Andrea Jacob.

Links of the individual videos

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

(Part 3)

“The chain of paper dolls we cut out as children come to life. They represent what is perfect but what is also two-dimensional.

A form easily broken, held together by the thinnest strips of flesh. The line unravels, then breaks into segments, clusters, fragments. Each affect the whole constantly, consistently. The dancers are hung perpetually in a tense negotiating space of nearness and distance. They remain connected, often by time, sometimes through intention. The aim is not to dance in isolation, but in response to the dancing around you.” – Padmini Chettur

Copyrights of video and photos – Padmini Chettur


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