Production Details / Press Releases
Perhaps the placement of each orange object is a pinning down of a passing impulse, a material doodle that marks a moment in time, an effort to capture the ephemeral. Perhaps they are evidence of some mental residue soon to be burned, released, let go, drawn up by the fire that purifies. Perhaps they are for fun, for play, for humor. Perhaps they are in conversation with the geometricity and angularity of the body’s spontaneous movement, and with the specificity and attempted precision of language and thought. Perhaps they are completely inconsequential, meaningless manipulations, immaterial interactions, and in being so, reveal a paradoxical tension between the ordinariness of daily physical objects and the compelling, gnawing quality of inner feelings eager to be seen, heard, and understood.
THIS IS HOW I FEEL TODAY is a performance that investigates how to make sense of the never-ending impulses that run through our heads, our everyday moments, and our contradictory experiences. The work is a personal peeling back of layers of privileges, complicity, convictions, and values. Juxtaposing the personal, political, and philosophical dimensions of the individual experience, Chande examines the intersection of mundane materiality and conscious ephemerality. The work’s physicality is improvisation-based and bharatanatyam-rooted.
ANJAL CHANDE was recently a U.S. Fulbright Fellow and guest student at TU’s Metropolitan Studies program and HZT’s SoDA program. She has a degree in Food Politics and Sociology from NYU and is the founder of Soham Dance Space in Chicago. anjalchande.com
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TFB Nr. 1277
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, SOUND, TEXT, PERFORMANCE: Anjal Chande
LIGHT DESIGN: Emese Csornai
STAGE: David Ofori-Amoah
DRAMATURGY: Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos Jr.
RECORDED UKULELE: Jesse Hunter
RECORDED PERCUSSION: Karl Olson
MENTOR: Sophia New
A production by The Soham Dance Project with the kind support of Soham Dance Space Chicago.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT: Ece Tufan, Raisa Kröger
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Alexandra Hennig, Isabel Gatzke
The 28.th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Goethe-Institut Kairo, mapping dance berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):