Tara Catherine Pandeya
Raqsistan, The Land of Dance: A Cartography of the Body is a fictional dance world of Pandeya’s own invention, choreographed using the traditions of ethno-contemporary Central Asian dance.
“What are effective ways to express traditional and ethno-contemporary movement in a postmodern framework? How can one execute a harmonious synthesis between dance and technology in performance work? Are we able to retain the imprint of our ancestral lineages through expression in the body? As a specialist and traditional artist of Central Asian dance, I have a strong commitment to uphold and honor my form, but I am also not afraid to push boundaries and raise audacious questions.”