Chitrakarkhana is actively engaged in documenting and archiving practices,
especially centered around classical Indian arts and performance.


Untitled: A portrait of Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar.

This short film was made a few days before the Dhrupad Ustad's 70th Birthday.
It was screened as part of a recital given by him on June 15, 2002.

Chitrakarkhana has been documenting Dagar-Bani for the Bombay-based Dagar Family.

Harmony: celebrating a composite culture:

On the eve of Independence Day/ on the day marking the violent creation of India and Pakistan, Chitrakarkhana curated a one-off concert. This was the concluding event of "Reclaim our Freedom" a week-long series of events in Bombay coordinated by Open Circle Arts as a response to the Gujarat Carnage. August 14, 2002.

2nd International Odissi Festival 2003

Complete archive of dances compiled into a 4-set DVD. 28th-30th August 2003.


Smitalay's women's day special

3-camera documentation of Smitalay's dance ballets: Leelavati, Uma and Narmada as performed live on 8th-10th March 2004.

DVD's available on request: www.smitalay.com

Anahat Nad. Unstruck Sound.
the freedom to share and sing.

Micro-Fm transmission, distributed audio, wireless performance. Ars Electronica, Linz Austria August, 2005.

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