Nutkhut’s Swyron @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 | Where Science and Spirituality coexist
Nutkhut are presenting a new character exclusively for Glastonbury Festival 2023. Daasata (Hindi for Nemesis) will come to life during the duration of the festival – performance art/live art in partnership with award winning Body painter and artist Victoria Guggenheim. Inspired by Nemesis, the gender-neutral Greek Goddess of Indignation and the Twin Paradox theory.
Co-Artistic Director Ajay Chhabra said “Creating a universal theme, of two sides of the same character, coming together and to present this on the world stage, through the lens of sustainability, community, art and technology has been both an honour and a joy!”
Artistic Director and Choreographer Simmy Gupta “It’s mind-blowing to see our vision come to life as a bird’s eye view. It has been a wonderful experience and so heart-warming to see this dream of bringing to life a story that is over 5000 years old to life to the world’s festival!”
Daasata is part of Swyron’s multiverse – दासता Daasata.
Arguably Nutkhut’s most visually ambitious work to date, Swyron is a spiritual revolutionary, a nomadic warrior, plucked from the battlefields of the Mahabharata and re-imagined with a futuristic twist. Channelling the visionary genius of HG Wells, Nutkhut’s bold reinvention, where Victoriana meets Vedic.
Based on a timeless universal theme of futurism, all with a Glastonbury backdrop, Nutkhut’s creative approach to diversity, representation and the Global majority is a unique process of powerful storytelling and how new work comes alive with the audience as participants.
As if a character bursting from the pages of a graphic novel, Swyron arrives adorned in intricate bejewelled armour, sitting astride a steam-billowing time machine, the distinctive beats of Asian underground thundering from beneath his imposing figure.
Of all Swyron’s mythical powers perhaps the greatest lies in his ability to delight and astound audiences in equal measure. Children and adults alike are left enraptured as they follow Swyron on his intergalactic exploits, ever fluctuating between the comedic and the apocalyptic.
Daasata ( दासता ) will be called into being each day of Glastonbury Festival.
This magical and powerful transformation will happen before the eyes of Glastonbury’s Theatre & Circus’ gathered crowds.
Victoria Guggenheim and Nutkhut will work together to conjure this intergalactic time-traveller.
With intricate paint design, neon lights, fluro colours and junk/cyber/steam/Vedic punk fashion. Daasata becomes a mixture of science and spirituality.
Once their body is drawn and their realm is known, Daasata ( दासता ) adorn themselves in their extraordinary armour and mask.
Swyron and the bold, brash & beautiful folk of Glastonbury …beware!