Influenced by her 2001 Asialink residency in Tokyo with Keiko Takaya Dance Company, Rakini’s persona of Calcutta Manga is a creation of a hybrid post apocalyptic super heroine. The accompanying film by Canadian filmmaker Nancy Jones was designed as an interactive performance, using the notion of an animated comic book series.
This work was performed in the following locations:
Calcutta Manga #1 2001 Putting on an Act PICA Perth, Australia
Calcutta Manga #2 2002 Next Wave Festival Tokyo, Japan
Calcutta Manga #3 The Sydney Opera House, Australia
Calcutta Manga #4 2003 Fida Festival Toronto, Canada
Calcutta Manga #5 2003 Future Human Dance Studios New York