SUNOH! Tell Me, Sister, a multimedia and contemporary Indian dance theater performance, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica.
Through the dance theater performance, the Post Natyam Collective aims to bring to life women’s stories of being silenced, finding voice and the importance of “sisterly community,” a spokesperson for the collective says.
SUNOH! Tell Me, Sister draws on the Indian subcontinent’s histories of the dancing courtesan, stories of contemporary South Asian survivors of domestic violence and the performers’ own experiences as contemporary women artists struggling with tradition, according to the dance group.
Integrating classical and contemporary Indian dance, theater, original music and video, this multidisciplinary work is a transnational choreographic collaboration between members of the Post Natyam Collective, the spokesperson said.
SUNOH! Tell Me, Sister also reflects Post Natyam’s long-term community work with the AWAZ, a violence prevention group of the Los Angeles based grassroots organization, the South Asian Network. Other contributing collaborators include multimedia artist Carole Kim, choreographic consultant Hari Krishnan, musicians Ravindra Deo and Loren Nerell, dramaturge Mona Heinze, video artist Sangita Shresthova, and lighting designer/technical director Kedar Lawrence.
The Post Natyam Collective is a multinational group of dance artists, scholars and organizers that works with South Asian dance forms and aesthetic concepts.
Tickets are $20 for general admission or $15 for students and seniors.
To purchase tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com.
Information, (310) 998-8765.