Rough Cut: OFF CENTRE (Excerpt)
Choreographer: Sujit Vaidya. Performer: Curtis Andrews, Arun Mathai and Sujit Vaidya
OFF CENTRE reflects upon multiplicities of existence and negotiations to find connections within oneself. Reflecting on the disorientation of immersing himself in the ideas of an ancient art form while living in today’s world as a gay man, Sujit Vaidya creates this work from a deeply personal space.
Sujit Vaidya is an independent Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) artist in Vancouver and has performed in Canada, U.S., Europe and India. He uses Bharatanatyam as a language to reimagine traditional texts and contextualize them in ways that are relevant to him as a gay man living in today’s times. He finds it important and urgent to question the narrative and relevance of non-inclusive traditional texts. Vaidya was the first South Asian artist to receive the Vancouver City’s Mayor’s Award for Best Emerging Dance Artist in 2010.
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