FROM THERE TO HERE
KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
2016- Currently in production
Profoundly inspiring dance therapy practitioners trained by the organization, Kolkata Sanved, move through their city of Kolkata, India, empowering some of the city’s most vulnerable populations -- adolescent survivors of human trafficking and violence -- through dance and movement.
Their personal stories of struggle, resilience, growth and perseverance are intricately woven into choreography that evokes yet rejects the restrictions placed on women's bodies in Indian society. Through both dance and dialogue, these unique change makers share their struggles and strengths while showing what it means to empower lives and advocate gracefully for justice and freedom.
Kolkata Sanved is a non-profit organization using dance and dance movement therapy as psychosocial rehabilitation for survivors of sex trafficking and violence across India. More information is on our Partners page.
We were very lucky to get to work with dancer, Matthew Bade of Skånes Dansteater, Sweden's largest independent dance company. He helped the dancers to experience, and pull choreography from, unique improvisational exercises.
MANY THANKS TO:
In June 2015, Free Body Project Founder, Sydney Skov was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru grant in India to create the second film in the Free Body Film series in collaboration with the dance therapy practitioners of Kolkata Sanved.
In January 2017, From There to Here was awarded the Dance Films Association Production Grant to help our team begin the post production process.