EKATVA is a 90 minute dance/drama musical performed by 16 slum children, hoping to share a message of ‘oneness’ and universal love, to the world. A Manav Sadhna experiment, EKATVA features Sixteen children from some of the largest slums of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. They were selected through a nine month audition process, and are being trained and developed, by two mentors from Manav Sadhna and teachers from Darpana Academy, to perform a 90-minute dance-drama production sharing Gandhiji’s message of ‘Oneness’. After one year of training and development, the children will tour the show across India, the US, and the UK.
Choreography by Mallika Sarabhai (Darpana Academy). For the past 4 months, I have been working alongside Project Lead Nimesh Patel at the Gandhi Ashram to support EKATVA. I shot the photographs of the children in this video.
Learn More at www.ekatva.blogspot.com and join us on Facebook (ekatva-oneness)
Supported in part by Compassionate Chefs Cafe, Manav Sadhna and Project Ahimsa.