Dear Dead Dancer

Essay-Performance, 65 minutes

Documentation: Daniel Teo, Florence Freitag

Addressed to Kelucharan Mahapatra (1926-2004), a pioneering reconstructionist of Odissi dance, this letter comprises auto-ethnographic notes, documentary video footage and live performance of song and dance. The work throws open questions on pedagogy, aesthetics and poetics in dance.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 2017 Uferstudios (Berlin)2016 Dance Nucleus (Singapore) 2016 Centre42 (Singapore)

Developed in residency with Dance Nucleus (Singapore) and with support from Centre42 (Singapore).