Wales | India – Liminality
Liminality explores the influences of both cultures with themes engaging the juxtaposition between spirituality and industry. Filmed in South Wales, Delhi and Goa at coastal and urban locations to create a short immersive work through the contemporary dance aesthetic which will be available to view online via Virtual Reality platforms and at fulldome theatres and planetariums world-wide from May 2018 onwards.
The creative team will be led by Coreo’s Creative Producer Carole Blade and includes 4pi Productions Creative Directors Janire Nagera and Matt Wright, Wales based dance artists and project choreographers Hugh Stanier and Kitsch n Sync Collective’s Kim Noble plus The Danceworx (TDX) senior team member Shohini Dutta. The project will also involve over 40 TDX dancers and a specially commissioned sound score from internationally renowned musician Grey Filastine.
Liminality, will be the fourth film created for the Dance Dome project, a collaboration between the Welsh partners, whose previous award winning films have been presented in thirty-three locations in thirteen countries to an audience of over 10,000.
International Partner, The Danceworx (TDX) is the main provider of contemporary dance training in India and comprises of The Danceworx Academy and The Danceworx Repertory Junior and Senior Company. TDX Academy was set up by Indian-Australian choreographer Ashley Lobo in November of 1998 to teach dance along the lines of dance institutes overseas. Currently its curriculum consists of styles such as Jazz, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance & Urban/Funk. Today, TDX Academy has a huge student database all over New Delhi, NCR and Mumbai. TDX also hosts a variety of programmes supporting the development of artists and has collaborated internationally with companies such as Paul Taylor Dance Company, Bad Boys of Dance and National Dance Company Wales.
4Pi Productions is a Cardiff based experiential art agency working worldwide to offer creative solutions utilising 360° content. They explore the spherical realm by producing interactive installations, environmental sculptures, virtual tours and immersive experiences which reach out to audiences in new and engaging ways.
The Dance Dome, a collaboration between Chapter’s Coreo Cymru and 4Pi Productions, is an innovative platform designed to introduce dance to new audiences through the unique medium of 360° cinema. It blurs the boundaries between movement, digital technology and film, wrapping dance around the viewer to create a truly unique immersive experience. The Dance Dome has toured extensively across the UK and has also been presented in China, as part of the 25th International Arts Festival in Macau.
Liminality is funded through the Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International and British Council through a programme to support new collaborative arts projects between India and Wales.