Himadri Madan | The Gaze

Himadri Madan | The Gaze

Monday 30 October  - Friday 3 November

An interactive film installation and a live solo performance by Himadri Madan that explores how society sees us. Using Himadri’s lived experience of being an Indian classical dancer and an Indian woman, the work aims to delve into how we collide and collude with the structures of patriarchy, expectations of physical perfection and the internalised idea of modesty and shame.

Himadri Madan | Lead Artist

Ankna Arockiam | Musician

Mia Schmidt | Film Maker

Jaïrus Obayomi | Dramaturg



Friday 3 November | 16:00 – 17:00 | Company Sharing | Free | BOOK HERE

The sharing will involve the audience moving around the space and engaging with the various live and recorded sections of the work. It will create a space for the audience to delve into their own experience of resisting and conforming to power structures of internalised shame and encourage discussions around the same.


About Himadri Madan

Himadri Madan is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher with training in Bharatnatyam and Kathak along with Bollywood. She has a BA Hons in Choreography from Bangalore University, India and an MFA in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Himadri’s choreographic practice is situated in creating socially and politically relevant work through the vocabulary of Indian classical dance, in turn exploring contemporary ways to understand and enjoy this traditional art form and making a space for North Indian classical dance in Scotland. She is keen to explore ways of co-creating and bringing multiple disciplines together in my choreographies while creating dialogues around themes of here and now that impact all of us. As a dance educator, she teaches Indian classical dance forms with an emphasis on fostering creativity and ensuring that the classes have an inclusive environment where every student can find their own connection with the art form.

Recent choreographic works include: The Ticking Clock (at Edinburgh Fringe 22 and Multicultural Festival 22) and Maiden| Mother | Whore as a part of Theiya Arts Dance Collective and The Gaze – You, me, us and them (supported by The National Lottery Funding).


Supported through our In-Kind Studio Space & Support programme