ARCHIPELAGO ARCHIVES EXHIBIT # 01

Dear Dead Dancer

Performance, 70 minutes

(Excerpts from letters to Kelucharan Mohapatra)

Dear Kelubabu,

I begin this letter to you with a dance. I begin this letter to you by performing this dance. This is the last dance of your choreographic repertoire in Odissi. I interrupt the performance of this dance to begin this letter to you.

Kelubabu, I enjoy dancing. So the only time I can address those aspects of dance that I find less than enjoyable is when I am not dancing. And so I interrupt the performance of this dance to address my critique through this letter to you.
Performance Still (Image Credit: André Uerba)