Forgot Your Password? A Performance by Divya Kasturi

Forgot Your Password? (FYP)

FYP is a forthcoming performance production integrating Dance, theatre and technology.(http://www.divyakasturi.com/dkc.com/projectmore2.html).

What happens when a stranger takes over your online identity?

Be one of the first to see this fascinating new performance, which utilises the same 3D technology that shocked the world when Tupac Shakur was digitally resurrecting at the Coachella music festival.

Three years in the making, Forgot Your Password? is a stunning theatrical-dance work integrat-ing hologram technology, contemporary South Asian dance and mesmerising vocals.

Inspired by real-life experiences, it explores issues of trust, identity theft and starting over.

Electronics engineer turned performance maker, Divya Kasturi has performed with Sir Paul McCartney and Nitin Sawhney. She has delighted audiences in New York, London, Paris and Mumbai.

What the critics say: Humorous, refreshing, soulful, satisfying.

Tickets include a show installation visitors can interact with and an optional Post-show dis-cussion with Divya and her creative team (The Place and Harlow Playhouse only)

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Watford Pal-ace Theatre, Akademi, Roehampton University, Kadam, South East Dance and The Place.

Forgot Your Password FYP-by Divya Kasturi

As the choreographer of the work researching, toying around and experimenting various ideas , this idea has been pregnant in my brain since 2011. As obvious as the title suggests the work could not not have an online segment to it, which is why and how ‘Forum’ has come about.

Collaboration is not just a buzz word but also a key concept to any and all aspects of our lives. I felt it would be exciting to hear what all your voices – be it verbal, aural or visual feel about your “ONline” and “OFFline” selves. I see this space/place as a virtual gathering of ideas, thoughts, opinions, comments, questions and many more all focussed along the lines of real and virtual identity.

Oh well …yes, its time I confessed that I too belong to that community of people obsessed with the cliched, but all too fertile idea of Identity. Just so we know this FORUM is all about Identity!

Feel free to trigger any conversation/dialogue hovering around any of the following words/phrases which kickstarted my process of choreography for FYP:

Every window that we open online almost demands an username and a password
Multiple usernames and passwords
Memory – to recall and remember
Randomness
Patterns existing in creation of usernames and passwords
What personal relationship do we share with the usernames and passwords if at all any?
Haphazard
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Human-like machine and Machine-like humans

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