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My Body is Another Landscape


  • Dance Film

Room B

  • Panorama Special Program


From a paddy field about to be harvested to a lake fed with monsoon water, to an akashbani grove, and finally to a majestic mohua tree, MY BODY IS ANOTHER LANDSCAPE is a journey where contemporary performing arts outdoor, cinematographic experimentation for online viewers, and rural life are combined unexpectedly. The rehearsals and footage took place on the outskirts of Borotalpada in West Bengal, India, involving four dancers and four actors from the tribal village as well as a calf, a dog, and a goat.


composed by: Sukla Bar, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier, Dhananjoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda | directed and filmed by: Jean-Frédéric Chevallier | produced by: Sukla Bar for Trimukhi Platform | performed by: Dhananjoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda | with the participation of: Delko & Kanai Hansda, Falguni & Motilal Hansda, Fulmoni Murmu (projection) | bengali & english readings: Abhirupa Haldar, Maïa Nicolas, Ruchama Noorda | video editing & sound design: Jean-Frédéric Chevallier in collaboration with Sukla Bar | script-girl & boy: Joba Hansda, Dhananjoy Hansda | sound record: Dhananjoy Hansda, Dulal Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda | electrical set-up: Sukul Hansda | logistics: Delko Hansda, Falguni Hansda, Kanai Hansda, Motilal Hansda, Dhani Mandi, Minaksi Tudu | artistic inputs: Joseph Danan, Ruchama Noorda, Shahnaz Parveen, Sharmistha Sarker | with dialogue extracts from: Gilles Deleuze & Claire Parnet | soundtrack exerpts from: Massive Attack, Radiohead, concerto by Akira Miyoshi played by Kuniko Kato | exerpts from choreographic phrases by: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker | funded and supported by: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Trimukhi Platform

| Biography

Born in 2008 in Borotalpada, a village near the border between Bengal and Orissa in India, Trimukhi Platform is dedicated to producing contemporary art forms, building bridges between distant worlds, and stimulating the invention of uncommon thought. The collective brings together several families in this Santhal Village (Santhal are a community of Adivasi, or “first inhabitants” – aborigines – of India) around the dance-theatre director, video maker, and philosopher Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and art producer Sukla Bar.

Jean-Frédéric Chevallier

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Born in the suburbs of Paris in 1973, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier is a good example of what “worlding” could mean: philosopher, dance-theatre director, and video artist, he was briefly a lecturer at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in France and, for a longer time, professor at National University of Mexico. He has been living in India since 2008, where he co-founded the tribal organization Trimukhi Platform. With about 40 dance-theatre performances and 16 video art films to his credit so far, he has also published the essays: “El Teatro hoy” (2012), “Deleuze et le théâtre” (2015) and “Le Théâtre du présenter” (2020).

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