Three performers form a circle of collective remembrance of the uninvited guest, the trickster, who lived for two years in our homes, alleys, streets and cities: the pandemic. For far too long, it has dominated the conversation, imposing itself and making normality a distant memory. Where do we go from here? With each leap, each turn, each gesture, they remind us that while the pandemic may have ended, its impact on our collective psyche endures.
This multi-sensory dance piece is a push against the impulse to forget and an invitation for a collective commemoration. The piece was developed specifically for a visually impaired audience.
Damini Gairola is a dancer, performer and creator of Indian origin. She studied dance in India (Attakkalari, Bangalore) and Germany (CDSH, Hamburg). Currently she lives in Härnösand (Sweden) and is an ensemble member of the Swedish Contemporary Dance Company, Norrdans. In Hamburg she worked with choreographer Yolanda Morales and was part of her work »Horses«, as well as with Ursina Tossi on »Fux« and »Cosmic Bodies«. She also danced with Anne Collod and Guests for their piece »Moving Alternatives«.
Maitreyee Joshi is a dancer, choreographer, yoga teacher and arts manager living in Bangalore, India. She completed her diploma in contemporary dance and mixed media at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. She is trained in Kathak, Latin American dance, Kalari Payyattu, Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance technique. Maitreyee is co-founder of Citizens of Stage CoLab, a collective of independent contemporary dance artists* in Bangalore.
Ursina Tossi combines dance and political discourse with intense physicality. From a queer-feminist perspective, she creates pieces that move - through powerful images, transforming bodies, changing perceptions, close to the audience and the times. Ursina Tossi explores »Aesthetic Access« and composition with artistic audio description.
Choreography and Performance: Damini Gairola
Co-choreography and performance: Maitreyee Joshi
Costume and Stage: Ilona Klein
Music: Anne Leira van poppel ylubeigt
Audio Description and Mentoring: Ursina Tossi
Thank you for your visit | DANKE FÜR IHREN BESUCH is a production by Damini Gairola in co-production with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.