Long time no see

2017

in collaboration with Dayita Nereyeth

A duet that arose from the idea of cities, real and imagined. In the empty studio, cities were dreamed, constructed, demolished, and rebuilt  through movement. Where the body
fell short of grasping at the messy inexplicables of inhabiting cities — being present in them —poems emerged as associative gestures. This dance is one of shared city-like spaces, brimming with intimacy, friction, severity, desolation, romance, heartbreak, camaraderie, humour, and desire. By trying to choreograph the textures of cities we know and ones we imagine, the work digs at their pulses, their brutality, their sexiness, their architecture, their politics, their unending magnetism.

 © 2018 Poorna Swami