2017. Dance-theatre performance for blackbox/auditorium space. Duration: 65 minutes.
Agent Provocateur is a dance-theatre performance exploring the effects that a climate of growing intolerance/indoctrination has on the body and its impulses. The body is the site for both – sharing a personal response and for pondering the collective ‘anxious’. Conflict, humour and contradiction provide the turf for resistance and negotiation.
Choreographed as a series of episodes with two performers and a live musician.
Agent Provocateur continues Shapeshift’s rigorous search for a hybrid visual-physical performance language.
Devised & Performed by: Arpit Singh, Surbhi Dhyani, Harsh Karangale
Stage+Light Design and Choreography: Sujay Saple
Dramaturgy: Vikram Phukan & Rachel D’souza
Original Live Music: Harsh Karangale AKA Bitmap
Assistant Director: Ajay Nair
Production Manager: Shruti Khandelwal, Samrat Chandanshive
Publicity Design: Dhara Mehta
Performed at Serendipity Arts Festival ’18, Goa; Remembering Veenapani Festival’18-Adishakti, Pondicherry; Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai; Rangashankara, Bangalore, Contemporary Dance Season’18- National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai;
Sunday To Sunday Festival '18, Ahmedabad; EARS on Mumbai international conference ’17