Performed by Shalanka Kulkarni
A Carnival of Voices is a performance driven by hybridity that explores identity, culture and displacement. Indian Classical dance forms merge with Modern and vernacular gestures for generating movement. This work examines the challenges that post-colonized descendants living in a non-native and a so-called normative dominant culture face with selective editing processes that generalize and misrepresent an entire community. Through movement, text, and media, this multi-layered work comments on the relationship between the performer and the viewer and emergence of a hybrid identity with no distinct boundaries.