About Us

"We are an Aurovilian dance company, based in Auroville India, with artists who are fully dedicated to their art" 

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In Brief

This professional dance theatre company is directed by Philippe Pelen Baldini and Thierry Moucazambo. They already did 40 creations toured in 82 countries. They worked with the festival of Paris and the biggest venues and festivals in the world.

 

With Surya Performance Lab, they propose work on the memory of the body. To reactivate this memory, they use new body consciousness processes and work with different sound frequencies and conscious trance. They are also exploring the relationship between the body, mother tongue and mantric poetry.

The Company

With Surya Performance Lab, they propose work on the memory of the body. To reactivate this memory, they use new body consciousness processes and work with different sound frequencies and conscious trance. They are also exploring the relationship between the body, mother tongue and mantric poetry.

With Gopal Dalami, an amazing Indian dancer actor with Nepalese origin, they draw upon contemporary dance, theatre, vocal work, and even aerial dance to explore this inner territory between confinement and Vastness, gravity and weightlessness. It is also an exploration of the freedom of the body, of free movements in three dimensions and of an expansion into Vastness.

 

They welcome other artists from India and all over the world: dancers, actors, photographer, video designer, painter, etc. They want to serve an art based on a holistic and integral process to contribute to human unity and peace. Beyond all oppression, rupture, deny the loss, colonization they want through their art to reconnect to their truth, essence, origin.

It’s a work about the decolonization of the mind and the body to experience a free and authentic expression.

We research, create, perform and offer workshops.

Surya Performance Lab tends to create a bridge between art, science and consciousness.

Inspired by the “First people”, indigenous culture, ancient tradition, new discovery in the field of body mind consciousness and quantum science, we create a contemporary expression and art, a new dramaturgy holistic and humanist open to Nature and Planet.

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The Team

  • Born in France
     

  • Artistic director, director, choreographer, and theatre-maker for VAST
     

  • Founder of Water Carriers Company and International Talipot Theatre. 
     

  • Created and directed 30 shows with dancers, actors, musicians, and video creators from Africa, India, Europe, and territories in the Indian Ocean. These shows have been performed in 82 countries, the opera of Paris, Theatre de La Ville of Paris, and major venues and festivals in the world. His shows have received awards in Poland, Scotland, France, Italy, South Africa, and many other countries.

Philippe Pelen Baldini 
  • Born in Reunion Island, France. Has many different origins: Indian, Chinese, and African.
     

  • Assistant director & performer for VAST
     

  • Actor–storyteller, dancer, singer, multi-talented performer. As a student of Philippe Pelen Baldini, he founded with him International Talipot Theatre and then the Water Carriers Company. Since 1986, he has been a performer recognized in all the creations of Philippe Pelen Baldini.

Thierry Moucazambo
  • Born in Delhi, India. Of Nepalese origin
     

  • Started his dance education at Voxpop Dancers India in 2010
     

  • Trained in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and aerial acrobatic
     

  • Since 2015, he has been a performer in various dance productions with Vikram Mohan, Mandeep Raikhy, Anish Popli, Nikolina Nikoleski, Diniz Sancheza, and many other national and international choreographers. He has toured in India and abroad.

Gopal Dalami