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Gender Bender
April 2021

A fun lesson on Gender Injustice for young people! Music in this video Learn more Listen ad-free with YouTube Premium Song How Indian Women Are Socialised Artist Mallika Sarabhai, Samia Malik Licensed to YouTube by TuneCore (on behalf of Samia Malik Music)

March 2021

BBC India and Darpana come together to celebrate the Indian women in sports on the 8th of March, International Women's Day, with a dance video choreographed by Mallika Sarabhai, music composed and sung by TM Krishna and conceived, shot and edited by Yadavan Chandran. The piece is based on the English Poem by Mala Thapar aka Matahari and translated into Tamil by Kavitha Muralidharan.

January 2021

Whatever the naysayers contend, the effects of climate change and the damage we are doing to the earth, are everywhere. From the pandemic that has transformed us into scared home bodies to the tsunamis, floods and droughts we are warned every day of the precipice we hurtle towards.
To bring this message artfully to the world, Mallika Sarabhai,
Yadavan Chandran and the Darpana team bring to you ARID, a new three minute dance video. originally created for the News18 Mission Paani.Choreographed and performed by Mallika Sarabhai. Conceived, directed, filmed and edited by Yadavan Chandran. Music by Raag Sethi. Vocals by Aditi Ramesh.Poem by John Agard.

I Rise
September 2020

Mallika Sarabhai's contemporary cross-cultural interpretation of Maya Angelou's I Rise, performed at the Tribeca Arts Centre for the Battery Dance Company and Jonathan Hollander. this video comes with the hashtag #ifwedonotrise on a day when 500 civil society organisations get together to speak up against the shrinking of democratic values and institutions in india Still I Rise Music Frank Carlberg, Christine Correa, Yousif Sheronik, Ishita Ganguli, Jayan Nair, Louis Banks Shot and Edited by Yadavan Chandran

Dance Unlocked - A Coming Together
March 2020

#DanceUnlocked - A Coming Together That was a world of greed, of want, of winning, of more, more, more. This must be the world of caring, of giving, of sharing, of cooperation and generosity. Towards this new world, Darpana and Natarani bring you the dance of togetherness and reaching out. May the spirit of dance liberate you. Direction, editing and graphics: Yadavan Chandran Concept: Mallika Sarabhai Music: Tanmoy Bose – Rivulets of Innocence Featuring (in order of appearance) Tanmoy Bose, Kumudini Lakhia, VP Dhananjayan, Madhavi Mudgal, Astad Deboo, Anita Sharma, Rukmini Vijayakumar,Mandeep Raikhy, Anita Ratnam, Rima Kallingal, Sandeep Soparrkar, Geeta Chandran, Revanta Sarabhai, Jayachandran Palazhy, Mallika Sarabhai, Vaibhav Arekar, Shovana Narayan, Rama Vaidyanathan, Aditi Mangaldas, Priti Patel, Ileana Citaristi, Hemabharathy Palani and Shanta Dhananjayan.


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We, The People - Reclaiming The Republic

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Actress Mallika Sarabhai sharing her Gandhi Connection | #Gandhi151 | Navajivan Trust

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