Exhibition poster


Kalatva Collective

12.07.2018 g.19:00

Faculty of International and Political Studies UJ, Institute of the Middle and Far East UJ


Ticket – 20 PLN

Available at the Manggha Museum before the concert.


Kalatva Collective is a project led by 3 young artists from India and Germany trained in different classical art forms. Trying to explore art beside the conventions of Indian classical world, they create pieces in which music and dance interact, explore and compliment each other and bringing a whole new perspective to the art form.

The founders of collective come from different cultural and artistic influences such as western classical music, Iranian classical music, Jazz, European and Indian folklore. Their mutual passionalte goal is to find a way to let these artistic and cultural languages interact and emerge on stage, to narrate the same stories like they have never been told before.

Kalatva's much acknowledged and accepted intercultural project was a music and dance piece based on the balled of the German poet, Schiller called, "The Division of Earth". The piece was an attempt to retell Schiller's journey on the earth, using German and Hindi poetry, rhythmic beats, movements, loops and their own musical compositions, combining both Hindustani and Carnatic classical music.

Although the Collective's aim is to harvest more intricate and amalgamated art forms, it hasn't deviated from the true purpose of art; bringing it to the masses. Kalatva is also focused on bringing art to places where it is needed the most, to the deprived and to the underprivileged, because "art is for everyone and belongs to everyone". Kalatva has been doing its share of social projects, the most significant one being a 10 days dance workshop for the refugee girls in Gottingen / Germany, aimed to give them an artistic language and space through which they can express their experience of immigration and narrate the untold and unheard stories of society.

Kalatva as an artist collective will continue to spearhead an artistic revolution, even if in the mildest form and will remain a space where questions will be asked and the answers will always be ART.