Dear Dead Dancer

Essay-Performance, 65 minutes

Documentation: Daniel Teo, Florence Freitag

Taking the form of a reading of an open letter addressed to Kelucharan Mahapatra, the late Odissi guru and a pioneer of the dance’s reconstruction, this essay-performance comprises auto-ethnographic notes as well as documentary video footage and live performance of song and dance. The work aims to thrown open some critical questions on pedagogy, aesthetics and politics in dance.

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

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