"FOOTPRINT" is a dance performance which takes us on a journey through the footprints we leave behind when we experience grief and love – in our search for harmony. This interpretation takes place in a cultural encounter between Danish and Indian artists, each bringing different aspects of both cultures into the project.
The artists behind the production are the Danish pianist and composer Niels Lan Doky, his Danish trio, and an array of some of India's most prominent musicians, such as Purbayan Chatterjee, Prabhu Edouard and Hamza Rahimtulla. The Danish choreographer Birgitte Bauer-Nilsen is creating the choreography, in collaboration with Indian Jayachandran Palazhy, for the highly esteemed Danish and Indian dancers.
"FOOTPRINT", as part of the festival India Today / Copenhagen Tomorrow, explores variations and similarities between Danish and Indian culture. When the two cultures meet, it will be an innovative interaction between traditional Indian musical instruments, contemporary acoustic jazz, electronica, contemporary and classical Indian dance, martial arts and modern dance, ballet and release technique.
We are taken on a journey together with Siddhartha (Buddha) through life's many hardships, such as faith, grief and pain, pleasure and especially love, in an attempt to find balance and harmony in life. Our footsteps and experiences help shape who we are as people. The dance performance "FOOTPRINT" is a unique event in the field of dance and music in Denmark, created in collaboration between dancers and musicians from both countries.