22 April - 20 May 2017 — Dance
After a Studio Residency in 2015 at Rote Fabrik Zürich , Diya Naidu has now been invited to Switzerland to work on a collaborative project. Diya studied ISTD jazz, classical ballet, choreography techniques, Kathak and physical theatre before graduating from Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media in 2007.
A young Choreographer from Attakkalari Centre of Movement Arts, Diya has performed across India and in several international locations with Attakkalari’s multimedia dance productions TransAvatar, Chronotopia and Traces. Diya created her first solo work Nadir after being awarded the Robert Bosch Young Choreographers Award in 2010.
The piece ‘Red Dress Waali Ladki’ by Diya Naidu, was born out of the artist’s response to the brutal crimes against women in India. Through the research and introspection that went into making the work, she decided to talk specifically about the layered, subtle experience of the urban woman, who is seemingly liberated but constantly carrying fear in her body.