Gia and Kalpa use their bodily expression as instruments to communicate spatial ideas through rhythm and silences, as a form of drama.
Dramatic expression here is seen as a way to draw out emotion through Abhinaya and ‘body language’ as a distinct grammatical form. The body becomes the performance site, from which storytelling, improvisation and catharsis become visible.
Gia and Kalpa began working together on multiple performances at Ashoka University while training in Somatics and performing arts. Now based out of Bombay and Bangalore, they are working on integrating their different trainings – Gia’s in Odissi and moving image, Kalpa’s in Bharatnatyam – with electronic sound.