Marking the close of exhibit 'Kal' with two performances
About the Performances
Nush Lewis will be performing a specially curated set of her originals from her two EPs "Fused", "Bridges" and some from her unreleased EP "Forgotten Verses" weaving in a narrative of the spaces and times in which the pieces were written with the intention of taking you on a journey with her.
‘How are you today?’ is a solo work choreographed by Avantika Bahl, and performed by Dipna Daryanani that looks at breathing life into the mundane actions of daily routine. Familiar structures are viewed simultaneously through an internal and external gaze thus finding a sense of play within narratives that are both personal and universal. The ‘Untitled’ series of art works by Shad Fatima and Arvind Sundar’s ‘Felt Drawings’, have lent themselves to the choreographic process.
About the Artists
Nush Lewis is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter based in Mumbai, India. Having trained in the piano in her childhood and since then extensively in the harp, she has completed her performance course in the harp from one the finest institutes in the country, the KM Music Conservatory, Chennai, India.
With moody vocal lines, pensive compositions, combined with a unique production ethos, her musicality can best be described as minimal acoustic, with intricate melodic lines set upon ephemeral soundscapes. Donning multiple hats, as a composer, she’s collaborated with producer Ayan De in 2015 and released her debut EP “Fused”, which was critically acclaimed. In April 2019 she released her second EP, “Bridges”, which is an art collaborative concept piece with artist, Vaishnavi Kumar. “Bridges” set itself apart from Lewis’s previous work, as it musically included live elements as well as strong visual elements. Having multiple performance modules, as a solo act, band, and as part of multiple collaborative efforts, her performances showcase these encapsulating creations. She is currently working on her third EP titled “Forgotten Verses” which will be a multi art collaboration in the form of an installation.
An avid advocate for music and the arts, in 2017, Nush started her own music education company, OffSet Education. An independent education property, Offset was created to directly support music education and creative development with support from their respective industries, and has been generating tremendous support since its inception. OffSet currently runs process driven workshops, a community choir (The Euphony Choir) and a music education podcast called “Out of the Box”. She has also been a faculty member at various music schools and was part of the Curriculum Development and Outreach department at the True School of Music, Mumbai, India.
Avantika Bahl is a dance practioner whose work lies at the intersection of movement and inclusive arts. Over the past few years, her choreographic choices have brought diverse voices and experiences to the mainstream. As an educator, she works extensively with young children to introduce them to creative movement from an early age. She has been commissioned to choreograph for large scale and community festivals and her performances have been invited to festivals across the country.