Monday, December 15, 2008

Pure Water - Lagos, Nigeria

a fragmented stage in a garden/40 dancers with different abilities/a collaboration with Nigerian choreographer Adedayo Liadi/working in the heat/different realities-different environments. How pure is a creative process that had so many given parameters? 'Pure Water’: small plastic bags of water sold on the streets; Lagosians rip the corner off with their teeth and squeeze the bag to squirt out the water.
Our collaborative performance work Another Day of Life was presented by the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) as part of the event MESSAGE IN THE GARDEN, November 25, 2008. The founder and chairperson of SPAN, Sarah Boulos invited me to teach contemporary dance and to create a dance work with Adedayo Liadi.