Located in India’s Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer gets its colour from buildings made of yellow sandstone (especially glowy at sunset). For thousands of centuries the city was an important post on camel routes from India to Central Asia to trade Indian goods and knowledge– (also through which the number zero created in India..travelled to Europe via Central Asia, as well as Baudhayana Theorem). Havelis are elaborate sandstone mansions created in ancient India.
Zero degrees started as a desire of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to dance a duet with British-Bengali choreographer and dancer Akram Khan. Both are sons of Islamic families brought up in Europe, and both draw upon this meeting of cultures, combining complex Indian kathak dance with the speed and precision of contemporary movements./Eastman | Overview