In Morphed the dazzlingly quick-change British Asian dancer Subhash Viman collaborates with Indian choreographer Veena Basavarajaiah to create a seriously playful work exploring the multiple identities of a modern man.
Global access to travel and rampant technological advances have redefined ideas of home, belonging and an individual’s place in the wider, multicultural world. While that world is now handily brought close via many and various gadgets, we also travel through it with a cocoon of roots and tradition woven round us. But, in doing so, we’re endlessly juggling our identities by constantly switching languages, gestures, mannerisms, tastes and preferences to fit changing social and political contexts.
This is the meat of Morphed, a tightly-wound, jam-packed solo performance by dancer Subhash Viman that looks at how we embrace or abandon, adopt or adapt ideologies of nationalism, religion and culture to weave images of ourselves.
Choreographer: Subhash Viman & Veena Basavaraijiah
Music: Niraj Chag & Raghu Dixit
Lighting: Andy Hamer
Lighting Technician: Sam Burns
Costume: Thomas Petraccaro-Gysler
Dramaturg: Donald Hutera
Supported by DanceXchange, Sampad & Arts Council England