We examine the movements etched in our body, sourced in our tradition of celebration. The dance of celebration is displaced out of its context and set on stage, striped from its ethnic aesthetics, allowing us to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the two traditions. Through the action of "re-wearing" these movements we hope to raise feelings, sensations and mindsets belonging to these cultures. We examine the junction of the ethnic body and physical body.
SELFIE IN PROGRESS
WHOSE BODY IS THIS ANYWAY?
MOVEMENTS THAT HAVE PASSED THROUGH GENERATIONS
The work unravels my cultural heritage into the present experience, establishing new bodily synapses for a future movement. As I seek to question the artistic aesthetics and attempts to recentralize Mizrachi culture in contemporary dance.
"Entering the public space, I have learned what I need to erase to not be identified as Other"
My body is my only time and space