Mukta, A Woman Liberated (work-in-progress)
Venue: Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre, 2018
This is an excerpt from BDC’s first full length production: Mukta, A Woman Liberated. Mukta is about the internal journey of a nayika (woman), grappling with traditional ideals of womanhood in a modern world.
In this particular excerpt, the nayika, for the first time, hears the voice of her inner Bhagwati (Goddess). A total of four dancers take the stage in this rendering. The three dancers in white costumes represent the nayikas and the dancer in red embodies the Goddess Bhagwati.
In the segment, the three nayikas are feeling defeated after tirelessly searching for their inner strength to fight their fears. Bhagwati enables them through her words: your arms are the bow and your body the arrow, launch yourself in the direction you want and gain your power. The nayikas empowered join Bhagwati and end the clip in a dance of liberation.
Performers: Barkha Patel, Juhi Desai, Ishita Bhattacharya, Deepa Liegel
Barkha Patel: Solo Works