Artaud - a Contemporary Piece

In 2011 Ni Madé Pujawati worked with the video artist Jeremy Millar and the Balinese expert Mark Hobart to reimagine one of the most famous moments in theatre. When Antonin Artaud saw Balinese perform at the Paris Colonial Exposition in 1931, he set out to revolutionize how Europeans thought of dance, theatre and performance. Working with the Bharatanatyam dancer Ash Mukherjee and composer Nye Parry, they produced a short work in which Artaud moves from fascination with what he saw to wanting to take part to incorporating the possibilities in his mind. The piece moves in order through the dances that Artaud saw on his first night.

To view the video, click here.

© Mark Hobart 2015