MERGE at The Cowles Center

photo by Valerie Oliveiro

photo by Valerie Oliveiro

photo by Valerie Oliveiro

MERGE: Chitra Vairavan and Valerie Oliveiro

Ancestral Tremors// Choreographer: Chitra Vairavan

Wait, Wait  Choreographers: Valerie Oliveiro and Chitra Vairavan

Soft Freedoms  Choreographer: Valerie Oliveiro, in collaboration and with contributions from the cast

  •  to 
  • Sunday 6, at 2 PM to 3:30 PM
  • The Cowles Center – Goodale Theater 528 Hennepin AvenueMinneapolis, MN, 55403 United States

I am excited to tell you that I am part of this amazing collaboration, and I am so thrilled to share this with you. Hope you could witness this.

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from the program, Soft Freedoms

 

it is, it is for me but not in the way you have said

It took a while to understand

the path is just different for some of us

a continuum, of practice, study

it does not land, rarely arrives

but, i desire still

fully accepting of this hovering

it is here — where we meet, how we meet

how we negotiate our complexity

 

Cast: JH Shui Xian, Marcela Michelle, Jessica Cressey, Garret Sour, Masanari Kawahara, Chitra Vairavan

Dramaturgy: Meg Foley

Lighting Design: Valerie Oliveiro

Text: Marcela Michelle and Valerie Oliveiro

 

Dance Artists for Ancestral Tremors

Pramila Vasudevan, Gayatri Lakshmi, Valerie Oliveiro & Chitra Vairavan

 

thank you for those who made it.  It was an amazing journey to collaborating with amazing movers. I was so moved by Val and Chit’s vision and bringing many artistry on stage. This was tremendous experience for me as a mover, and proud and humbling to be a part of.

Thank you, Val. Thank you, Chit.

Masanari, 3/7/22

photo taken by Valerie Oliveiro
photo taken by Valerie Oliveiro