I Learnt My Cultural Dance from YouTube aka Danced Together
Dancing is a way of being oneself but also being a group. So we made a ritual so we can dance together without needing to have the same dance. To feel togetherness especially when we’re not the same.
This project became an instruction booklet, an operation manual, a hand book and a field guide for how we can dance together within a cosmopolitan and many-cultural reality where we no longer share a dance vocabulary with our neighbors.
It hopes to be a step by step practise that will disintegrate otherness.
It hopes to be a step by step practise that will deliver ones body back to them.
(In the 2nd (opening night) video, the ritual is preceded by a task to dance every style one has ever seen. This task is seperate to the ritual and was included in the theatre as a consideration of having an audience. The ritual #dancedtogether is designed to be participated in, not to be viewed passively.)
people on the floor erryday:
and special thanks to all the people who joined us on the floor sporadically for some cross contamination
Asher Freshneiz Bowen-Saunders
performed at Shop Front Arts Co-Op in Carlton Sydney as part of OOTS by http://dirtyfeet.com.au/