Why Do Humans Dance? Centrovision Dance Workshop
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About The Event
Join us for a performative dance workshop. Participants in the workshop will be invited to wear the masques of Mahirwan Mamtani and dance to music from the animation of his Centrovision series. In this series the artist is himself the performer. Videos of the spectator/participant dancing will become part of a new body of work.
Mahirwan Mamtani has for long danced in front of his paintings or created absurdist movements while wearing his wooden masques. This to him, leads to a release of mandala consciousness peeling away our superficiality, the one which manifests in our many emotional faces and egos. Why do humans dance? Dancing is an act of liberation that contradicts singularity of the human existence rather it brings together various forms, sound and life in space.
This intergenerational workshop will be lead by renowned performance artist Ishita and is for ages 5 yrs and up.
This exhibition and workshop is part of a series of events by Salinas Sustikhor.
Salinas Sustikhor is a partnership begun by artist Rivka Sadarangani and Sumesh Sharma to inquire and proceed to make exhibitions with artists who are undaunted by the lack of resources, infrastructure and patronage. Exhibition-making becomes a remedy. 'Salinas' is the Spanish word for a salty marsh and 'Sustikhor' - the Persian word for a person who consumes lethargy.