Choreographer: Shobana Jeyasingh
Music Director: Glyn Perrin
Music: Clément Janequin, Ryoji Ikeda, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Asa-Chang & Junray, Bandish Projekt
Costume Design: Ursula Bombshell
Lighting Design and Concept: Lucy Carter
Lighting Design Realized by: Roelof Peter Snippe
Rehearsal Director: Yvonne Coutts
Premiere: February 23, 2005; CanAsian Dance Festival (Toronto)
Commissioning partners: CanAsian Dance Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Peterborough New Dance, Danse Danse, Live Art Productions, The CanDance Network.
As a dancer, Natasha Bakht performed for several years in the Menaka Thakkar Company, and was also a member of the London-based Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, performing in their world tours. Bakht has danced for choreographers Yvonne Coutts, Joan Phillips, Hari Krishnan, Robert Desrosiers and Roger Sinha. Alongside her dance career, Natasha Bakht is a graduate in law of the University of Ottawa and holds a masters degree in law from New York University. A member of the legal committee of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, Natasha Bakht has published in the area of women and religion.
A solo, by its very nature, amplifies the dancer and draws attention to the politics of the body. Its many layers (aesthetic, functional, animal among many others) are the starting points for this work. It is partnered by music which is wide ranging and which aims to site the dancing body in a place which is culturally, stylistically and historically volatile.