The Lost Wax Project
Curated by: G5A and Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai present 


a contemporary dance performance conceived and choreographed by Preethi Athreya

duration 70 minutes

seating: free and limited seating.

please email to book your seats in advance. 


About the performance: 

"To think of the body as that which is constantly sensing and changing, is to shift the question from what our bodies are to what they can do. Without a commitment to how we move, our bodies are no more than types – normalised within pre-decided categories – like citizen, anarchist, refugee, wife, homeless, believer, atheist, man, lesbian, etc. The moving body may be the only recourse where we attempt to touch what is not yet. When we engage in the potential of an individual – to become beyond identity.

This potentiality is what exposes difference in systems that appear to be organised and unchanging. Potentiality appears every time language exceeds its syntax, every time an other exceeds my reach, every time I sense more than I comprehend. This potentiality is necessary for the times we live in." - Preethi Athreya



About the artist

Performance by: Avantika Bahl, Dipna Daryanani, Kamakshi Saxena, Preethi Athreya, Sanchita Sharma.

Concept and Choreography: Preethi Athreya

Research Assistance: Devika Rani S, Maithily Bhupatkar

Voice: Bhairavi Narayanan

Soundscape: Darbuka Siva

Lighting Design: Jeong Hee Kang

Design interpretation: Dr.T.Balasaravanan

Technical Direction: Pravin Kannanur

Co-production support: The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai | The InKo Centre, Chennai | The Alliance Francaise of Madras.

Thanks to: Meera Krishnamurthy and ‘Shreyas’, The Mumbai Assembly, Goethe-Institut, Chennai.


The Black Box

  • We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements
  • Food, beverages and water are strictly prohibited inside the Black Box. Please do not carry them in your bags either
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please do come at least 15 minutes prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at PORT
  • No Late Entries will be allowed
  • Latecomers can only be allowed in at intermission or at an appropriate pause in the program and as per the instructions of the organizers