DÉBILE MÉTAL - WE USED TO SEE THIS - TANGENTE
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November 6, 2014 to November 9, 2014
6 step dancers, one director, one sound space An ounce of root in perpetual mutation The madness of an imposed world Listen, feel the whole in the ground
Classically trained as a pianist, the musicality of the gigue is at the core of her artistic approach. Composer, performer, step dancer, she understands and explores elements that are inevitably connected, the visual and the auditory, and reveals the subtleties and complexity of contemporary gigue in its authenticity. Her work bears witness to her passion for rhythm and her great respect for the gigue, which vocabulary she juggles with, always searching for a more refined form.
We used to see this:
Join Meena as she journeys through fragments of bharata natyam, revisiting rituals, sounds, spaces and archival films through a contemporary lens. From multiple audience perspectives, we used to see this creates at once the intimacy of a salon within a theatre space. Can she de-orientalize the dancer?we used to see this is an installation performance work that re-choreographs, deconstructs, and layers some of the disparate spaces that bharata natyam has been performed in over the centuries: the classical proscenium stage, the 19th century Indian salon, and the temple. we used to see this invites audiences to experience chosen fragments of bharata natyam's past and present, revisiting classical Indian dance movement, rituals, sound, space, and film within an installation setting. Join Meena as she journeys through a dance that is simultaneously seen as traditional, classical, modern, colonized, orientalized, and re-constructed, depending on one’s perspective. Re-writing. Re-interpreting. Re-imagining.