Private Project

'Jhoola' - Swing

“Between the Poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a swing; Thereon hang all beings and all worlds, and that swing never ceases its sway (…)”

Above is an extract from a doha by Kabir Das which we took as our starting point for this piece. The swing being a metaphor for life suggests that with ups comes downs, nothing is permanent, a little movement is all it takes to start and to keep going. We have chosen to look at the concept of resilience in this way, as more of an idea of something that keeps going despite hardships.

Nature being the start and end of everything, displays resilience consistently... whether it be a small plant growing in a dry barren land, or water adapting and taking on any shape it inhabits or even human beings, a part of nature and therefore resilient themselves. Resilience is all around us and we must keep on swinging..

  • Originally commissioned by Madhuriya Art House, London for a global 3 day dance festival curated by Madhuriya Art House and hosted by The Nehru Centre
  • Belinda Roy
    Key Cast
    "Contemporary Dancer"
  • Pallavi Anand
    Key Cast
    "Bharatanatyam Dancer"
  • Prathap Ramachandra
    Key Cast
    "Percussionist "
  • Kartik Raghunathan
    Key Cast
    "Violinist "
  • Duncan Chapman
    Key Cast
    "Sound Design "
  • Sujith Kumar
    Key Cast
    "Videography "
  • Belinda Roy
    Key Cast
    "Film Editing "
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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    Digital 35mm
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