Created and Directed by Sheetal Gandhi
Contrapuntal percussive dance and stirring vocalizations come together in this highly rhythmic performance blending Kathak, Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance forms. Composed by Derrick Spiva and Ian Smith and enhanced by live music from bassist Mark Gutierrez, Sheetal Gandhi and Ulka Mohanty investigate issues of personal justice and identity, the imperative of breath, and the repercussions of race-fueled violence.
Directed & Choreographed by Sheetal Gandhi
“Stuck” engages dynamic movement, precise text, complex vocal rhythms, ironic humor, and live singing to address feelings around our current political climate. Three dancers: Red, White, and Blue, (AKA Danish Bhandara, Anna Weideman, and Chantal Cherry), embody and animate the American Flag.
In Bahu-Beti-Biwi, Gandhi merges dance, stirring vocalization and percussive text into a contemporary tour de force that is remarkable for its representation of female oppression and resistance. The work has traveled around the globe, connecting with audiences from Amsterdam to Delhi, and has been presented in the U.S. in venues such as ODC (San Francisco), Harlem Stages (New York), Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Hawaii), The Painted Bride (Philadelphia), The Lab Theater (Minneapolis), Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania), Stony Brook University (Long Island), VSA Arts (Albuquerque, New Mexico), and more.