Sujit Vaidya

March 24 to 26, 2022

OFF CENTRE

Paul Elliott

VANCOUVER

DANCE

March 24, 2022: 7:30 p.m.

March 25, 2022: 7:30 p.m.

March 26, 2022: 7:30 p.m.

OFF CENTRE questions a sense of “the other” that dwells within each of us, creating parallel realities. These realms offer a delicious tension between conflict and convergence. How can one express a queer identity within a traditional dance form? Exploring the embodiment of gender and sexuality both in and out of dance, the work becomes a luscious celebration of all things sensual and erotic, a full throttled defiance of heteronormative clichés, and a loving embrace of self.

Sujit Vaidya is an independent dancer and choregrapher based in Vancouver, BC. His work reflects an urban sensibility juxtaposed seamlessly with an art form rooted in tradition. As a queer artist of colour, his choreographies and collaborations question the narrative and relevance of non-inclusive traditional texts. He aims to create space for queer expression within the context of Bharatanatyam and seeks collaborations with other queer artists of colour.


Credits: Choreography: Sujit Vaidya | Dancers: Sujit Vaidya & Arun Mathai | Music: Curtis Andrew’s, Parmela Attariwala | Lighting Design: James Macleod.