MERGE: Chitra Vairavan + Valerie Oliveiro

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.


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