Dear Dead Dancer
Essay-Performance, 65 minutes
Excerpt (use headphones for a better experience)
Addressed to Kelucharan Mahapātra (1926-2004), a pioneering reconstructionist of Oḍissi 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.
2017 Uferstudios (Berlin)
2016 Dance Nucleus (Singapore)
2016 Centre42 (Singapore)
Developed in residency with Dance Nucleus (Singapore);
with support from Centre42 (Singapore).