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Sleeping is one of our great loves, so of course it took our greater love, BitW, to rouse us to action before 6 am to film a sunrise video. We had only a narrow strip of space (and time) to work with, so we all took up residence on different rooftops - Aishwarya on the terrace of a different building altogether - and squeezed all the possible angles out of this one. Head to our YouTube channel to watch this video in one piece and in HD! LINK IN BIO. dancer - @swathi_ganga filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #travel
Behind the scenes of our last video By this point, the three of us function so well together that we barely even have to speak to communicate anymore, so the process of making this video was basically us walking punctuated by short bursts of dancing. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #BehindTheScenes #bts
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Up next in the series of trying to bottle the essence of Calcutta - we try to inject some BitW into Calcutta's so-called old world, colonial charm. The Victoria Memorial, Kolkata's uniquely yellow taxis and its characteristically rickety buses are clichés only when there is no BitW in the frame! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #travel
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild This particular video transpired on our first night in Jaipur, this January. We had a very early dinner, took an auto to Bapu Bazaar and then walked until we were just beyond Hawa Mahal, where we made this. This long walk was even more fun than most thanks to the company of @namitaunnmuktaa ! Thanks for joining us! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Jaipur #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #bazaar
The harsh glare of street lights has often been our only fourth crew member on our very rare night shoots. So when we found a softly-lit Jaipur archway under pleasing yellow lights, we immediately set about filming with a rare fourth human crew member who we're eternally grateful for, Namita Unnmuktaa. There are several doors that are closed to us because we barely have any resources, so how could we pass up this open one? Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali and @namitaunnmuktaa Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #jaipur #street #market #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #travel
In a classroom #2 It all started with an empty classroom, silent except for the rhythmic taps of a dance form that its walls had definitely never been witness to, so it's not that surprising that when we happened upon this quaint classroom in CU, we couldn't help ourselves. The lack of ghunghurus in this one was a precaution more than anything else, but a nice throwback nonetheless to that day of firsts that set us down a journey we're still on 1.5 years later! As is par for most of our Kolkata work, shout-out to @divyanisharma , without whom we would never have realised what a fertile hunting ground CU could be! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali & @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
Our YouTube channel is a lonely place still, so here's a reminder to take advantage of its infinitely better video-hosting capacities to watch our latest work in style. Please watch the video, like, share and subscribe! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #youtube #screenshot
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild We had a flight that evening but after a doomed early morning trek to Chandni Chowk, we decided (instead of packing) to redeem the morning by filming "that disembodied video" in college. By the time we got there, it was hot and we were confused. It was just @swathi_ganga and I working on this one and as usual it took us a long time because we were figuring it out as we went along - all I knew was that I only wanted parts of her and not all of her at once. Now, I realise that this video is a literalisation of all of our ideas about the female body. At the time, it had felt fairly innocuous but now, I can safely say that our last video in college was also one of our most experimental work. Please like, watch, and follow the page - we're always desperate for attention! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance
The Dancer in Parts Our project has always been about bodies and spaces, and this video takes it a step further. Women have always been objectified and reduced to bodies without autonomy. Women have been perceived as things that men are apparently entitled to when they dare to be seen. With this video, we too 'objectify' the woman. We focus on her body - her legs, her waist, her arms, her torso, her head... and yet, she cannot be diminished, and never ceases to be vital and full of life, creativity and agency. In our last video filmed in college, we try to offer you a way of looking at the world in which women can ask to be looked at and acknowledged and still not be asking for it. Watch this video in a higher definition on our YouTube channel. LINK IN BIO. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
Have you seen our latest episode yet? For the longest time, we were so hyper-focused on getting our work done, that the fact that people on the street did not really respond to us escaped our scrutiny and bewilderment. Now, it's all we can think about. In Episode 4: "The View from the Ground", we dwell on what is not quite clicking for us, and we would love for you to watch the episode and affirm that, despite everything, you are proof that at least something is. Please watch, react, share! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #delhi #kolkata #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
EPISODE 4 - BitW docu-series Whether it's online on various social media platforms or offline while we're filming our videos, there is a disconcerting lack of people engaging with the convictions that our work springs from. We have pondered long over why this is so, and the latest episode of the BitW docu-series is our 1.5-year-long musings given form! We would love for you to watch Episode 4: "The View from the Ground" and, well, give us your view from the ground! Watch the full episode from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #delhi #kolkata #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild Not for the first time, @swathi_ganga seems to be genuinely concerned about our collective sanity at the end here. In this case, it may have something to do with considering the same questions our parents have also been asking us for some time now. But, as we tell our parents - we are not crazy, we only seem that way! NEW EPISODE THIS SUNDAY #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
OUR DOCUSERIES IS BACK We love telling everyone tales of our woe, and of course it makes for great video, how not one robot can rotate their necks by a few degrees to really look at a person outright dancing in the middle of a street. But in defense of their flawed programming, we understand all too well why what we are doing may seem incomprehensible. Watch out for a new episode NEXT SUNDAY, where we may or may not have a full-blown existential crisis. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #documentary #doc #shortdoc #trailer #shortdocumentary #shortdocumentaryfilm #docuseries #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
We survived an encounter with suspicious colony dogs for this one. Filming a video along these lines has been on our mind for a long time, but of course teleporting while dancing is tougher than it looks. However BitW has always flirted with breaking laws, so the laws of physics weren't such a tough nut to crack! Can there be a better occasion than today, World Dance Day, to upload a video that honours our commitment to dance here and there and everywhere, sometimes - against all logic - simultaneously? Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
As ever, we went into this with zero rehearsals but things still came together by the third take. The camera had to weave perhaps a more complicated and choreographed movement than the dancers themselves. We had a tiny scare when it felt like rain would ruin all our plans, but turns out that was just The Universe telling us to get on with it. So, we did, and it was with zero exaggerations, the perfect shoot. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance
Near AIIMS flyover, New Delhi This video is everything we imagined BitW to one day be - a joyous celebration of pure dance that takes over the heart of a hostile city for a brief, glorious flash and lets loose women dancers of several tightly controlled classical traditions upon a landscape that can belong completely to them only within the utopia of playful collaboration that art can conjure up for them. The metallic silver spores are testament to a human will that longs for the aesthetic to spring up in unlikely spaces, as indeed the dancers of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Mohiniyattam do here.This is also the vision we want our docu-series to end on (which is STILL in the works, btw - new episode coming VERY soon) - let joyous dancing women be the masters of their bodies and let watching men not have the power to disrupt their happy alliance! To view this video in all its unfractured glory (and in higher definition) head to our YouTube channel. LINK IN BIO. Dancers (in order of appearance) - @everyday.artistery , @tirnasengupta , @swathi_ganga , @meennun , Sreelekshmi Namboothiri Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #mydancefilm
We have been doing @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild for almost 1.5 years now and some days can be frankly Sisyphean. There is a lot of repetition involved - oh, the number of times I have seen @swathi_ganga put on her ghunghrus, and then held her bag while keeping a weather eye on the incoming traffic. But Camus did say - "We must imagine Sisyphus happy." #BehindTheScenes #BharatanatyamInTheWild #Bharatanatyam #Kolkata #bts #street #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
NTD India did a story on us this week! No matter how many times this happens, we will never tire of the joy of someone else getting excited enough about what we do that they want to tell the world about it! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #adventure #classicalart
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild I know we have really gotten better when I watch this video. We hit peak BitW when @swathi_ganga came to Kolkata, and this video is peak Kolkata. It's almost as if Swathi glides from one spot to the next, and that was always our intent, but to achieve such seamless transitions was thrilling. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #classicaldance #circle
People in New Delhi and Mumbai, open your Hindustan Times (or go buy one) because WE ARE IN IT. You can find us in the Variety section, page 3! Ecstatic to find a quote about us from @whyloiter 's Sameera Khan, one of the women we have been quoting ourselves! LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #hindustantimes #delhi #mumbai #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #adventure #classicalart
We interrupt our regular programming to bring you something special on the occasion of @swathi_ganga 's birthday! For a year now, we have been filming excessively, all in the expectation that some of this may tie in with our BitW doc. We may not have anything new to show for our BitW docuseries yet, but for one weekend only, we are uploading another short documentary series. Our first epistle finds us, one early morning, heading to Chandni Chowk... You can find the full video on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Link in bio. Happy birthday, Swathi! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dance #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
We were lucky to have had @sukanyanainar and the inefficient water fountain maintainence at Ansal Plaza that day. As we upload this video which was shot more than a year ago, we can't but hope to get together for Round 2 sometime soon! Dancers - @sukanyanair and @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
You've seen our first snapshot video, in which there is some inexplicable dancing around trees. This is the video we happened upon while we were still looking for a convenient tree to dance around to complete that snapshot series! Turns out, our luck led us to a place of some historical value - Siraj ud-Daulah fought the British here in the Battle of Lal Dighi in 1756. A reminder that history dwells in the most commonplace of spaces. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali & @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #laldighi #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
College was the fertile ground where early BitW blossomed, so perhaps we shouldn't have been surprised that visiting CU proved to be a rather fruitful experience, too. None of it would have been possible without our friend and guide, @divyanisharma , who not only snuck us into her alma mater but also gave us various alibis as we went along. We may seem calm as ever in this video but we were propelled by the nervous energy of being somewhere we were perhaps not allowed to be in. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali & @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #roof #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #CalcuttaUniversity #University
Regram @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild We have accrued a few souvenirs from Jaipur over the last couple of years, but the umbrella that we bought for Swathi to dance around in the second part of this video is definitely the most special. Also, @swathi_ganga is finally revealed for the tyrant that she is at the end of this video. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #jaipur #street #market #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #umbrella #travel #colourful
On all our trips to Jaipur, its violently colourful umbrellas have been staring us down from store fronts, street markets and sidewalks, so we finally gave in and gave them what they clearly wanted - to be the stars of one of our videos! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali and @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #jaipur #street #market #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #umbrella #travel
In a kitchen Where does divinity reside in our everyday existence? What is the life-giving force that keeps our world turning? Where would we be without the food that sustains us and the women who perform miraculous labours of love in the kitchen every day? Women deserve to have it all, private nooks and public spaces, the home and the world, and so here's Bharatanatyam in the Wild in the Kitchen with a Pushpanjali - a reverent worshipping of the most important space in our homes. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #thewild #kolkata #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #kitchen #home
We're in the Deccan Chronicle in Kerala today! We found out when Swathi's mother was sent pictures of the page by her friend in Thiruvanathapuram this morning - which is both an excellent way to have discovered this, and definitive proof that more people are reading about us! You can also find the full text from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #deccanchronicle #kerala #adventure #classicalart
Under a flyover This was one of the few places we actually thought we should film at, as opposed to our usual process, which is basically having no plan. On the last day of Swathi's stay in Kolkata, dead tired but never tired enough to stop, we'd like to think we briefly brought a dab of colour to an otherwise desolate spot. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Some people did not have to click on a link to read about @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild today! On the few occasions that I have had the pleasure to tell our mother that someone is writing about us, she has often scoffed and said, well, it's not really being published on paper, it's only online. NOT TODAY. It's an actual newspaper this time. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #project #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings #performanceart #newspaper #makingnews #newindianexpress
The seeds of this piece germinated while writing a proposal for funding, while trying to envision what the BitW doc would look like. This is the pitch we have sent to various publications. Some of them write about us, most of them don't. The frankly fabulous @feminisminindia did one better. They published our pitch itself. So, here it is - our manifesto, our call to arms - in the artivism section of @feminisminindia ! You can read the full piece from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings
"...the idea is more powerful than the tools." More people are writing about us! This time it's @kerosenedigital from Bangalore! You can find the full article from the LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #press #pressclippings
Tamil publication Vikatan featured an article on Bharatanatyam in the Wild last week, and let us be the first to tell you that reading it through Google Translate is a hilarious (but ultimately, futile) exercise! You can find a translation in the comments section. For those of you who can read Tamil, LINK IN BIO #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #photooftheday #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #bharatanatyam #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #news #tamil #vikatan
Behind-the-scenes from our last video Looking back, it is ridiculous how very nervous we were about filming this video, but as is apparent from this BTS footage, we had to give ourselves extended pep talks before we got down to business. All the inhibitions we had rid ourselves of came rushing back whooping and hollering. Thankfully, it was just a matter of getting this first Kolkata video out of our system, and then it was business as usual. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali Photo creds - @aishwaryakali #BehindTheScenes #BharatanatyamInTheWild #Bharatanatyam #Kolkata #bts #street #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
I thought that after not filming for @bharatanatyam_in_the_wild for over six months, we would hit the ground running. Not so! Getting back on the horse was surprisingly excruciating on account of us having successfully gotten inside our heads. #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Filming after a hiatus of more than half a year was a tumultuous affair. Turns out, the thick skin we had grown so assiduously over the course of this project had a tendency to erode away due to disuse. We spent a lot of time thinking and then over-thinking but we were still so dissatisfied with our sub par effort that we then filmed a second video to string together with the first, and here's the result, for better or for worse. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali and @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Behind-the-scenes from our last video With new ideas come new challenges. With videos like these, we have to work thrice as hard. And so, condensed in one video are our romps through Creek Row, Bow Bazaar and neighbouring areas. Our meandering in search of video-worthy locations was made infinitely more purposive and productive thanks to Kolkata street expert @divyanisharma , but since no BitW shoot is obstacle-free, we had more than our usual share of choreography troubles to make up for that. #BehindTheScenes #BharatanatyamInTheWild #Bharatanatyam #Kolkata #bts #street #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild
Much like the imaginary ball in play here, we kept bouncing around from one colourful Calcutta alley to another with @divyanisharma , who skilfully led us in and around the neighbourhood she grew up in. This is just only of the many videos in which we drew from Calcutta's unique aesthetic. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #kolkata #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Outside the INA metro The yellows and the greens of autos are as close to Nature's colours as city people will get. We can't deny that these ubiquitous urban contraptions all neatly lined up aren't nice-looking however, so we made the auto lane outside the INA metro station our own. After we filmed this video, we had an interesting encounter with someone who told us to dance for bhagwaan instead of what we were doing now - i.e. for fame. You can spot him in this video, but for this gem of a backstory that you do not want to miss, make sure you follow the LINK IN BIO to that episode of our docu-series Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #delhi #street #metro #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
It looks like closing out the calendar year with a blooper reel is going to be a BitW tradition. Here's a brief look back at 2017 - the first full year of BitW! Here's hoping for another year of happy mistakes and happier eureka moments! Happy new year, everyone! #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #street #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking #bloopers
Snapshots from Kolkata #1 By now, we have filmed and danced in all sorts of public spaces, so in Kolkata we found ourselves thinking up newer approaches. Here's one of the innovations we came up with - a series of vignettes from a city that has a penchant for colour and a clichéd something called character. In honour of a holiday that'll have people making merry around a tree, here's #BharatanatyamInTheWild joining in the festivities by dancing around one, too! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali Edited by @priyankakali #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #street #Christmas #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
As many of you know, we are also working on a docu-series (you can see how we are getting along at the LINK IN BIO). And that demands that we keep the camera running even when Swathi is not dancing. While our next episode is still in the making you can get a brief glimpse of the challenging circumstances of our production in this bts video. We aren't the fittest crew around, but however hilariously we climb up and down we get the job done! #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #street #balustrade #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
On a balustrade After having filmed our last video 6 months ago (yes, we've been drawing on a well-stocked archive since then), we found we had some trouble getting our mojo back. Filming this video on our Kolkata reunion trip is what made us believe that we were going to be okay. Some only slightly ungainly clambering later, we have this! Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @aishwaryakali and @priyankakali Edited by @priyankakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #Kolkata #street #balustrade #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
Outside Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Street markets became our favourite setting in Jaipur. This market video was preceded by some street smart haggling by our temporary bouncer, @kirti.jain123 (who can briefly be glimpsed in the beginning). She earned us a valuable second angle from amidst the artfully arrayed wares. With this, we finally say goodbye to our Jaipur 2017 series. BitW-ing has never been more colourful. Dancer - @swathi_ganga Filmed by @priyankakali and @aishwaryakali Edited by @aishwaryakali #BharatanatyamInTheWild #dancersofinstagram #dance #dancefilm #artofmovement #cinedance #screendance #danceoncamera #bharatanatyam #videography #videographer #videooftheday #videogram #videoart #videoinstagram #delhi #publicspaces #spacesaregendered #feminist #reclaimingspaces #urbanjungle #thewild #jaipur #street #market #dancevideo #bharatnatyam #nofilter #DIYfilmmaking
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