Venuri Perera descendance
An exploration of visibility and invisibility, transformation and re-cognition.
How can we acknowledge and honour our transformations? How can we integrate after the disorientation we feel from displacement? If we shed our skins and danced in the presence of unknown others. You. Will we re-cognise ourselves? Will we re-cognise each other? Will we reconcile our inheritances? Or will we despair in our failure?
You are invited to witness the performance of an attempt at a rite of passage. We are invited to rejoice in the possibility of recognition.
After her residency at Beursschouwburg earlier this year, Venuri Perera proposes with her new solo an intimate exploration of visibility and unvisibility, labeling and rewriting assumptions while taking space and looking at potentials of movement.
Venuri Perera is a choreographer, performance artist and curator from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her works have dealt with violent nationalism, patriarchy, border rituals, colonial heritage, and class. Her solos and collaborative creations have been shown in Europe, South and East Asia. Since 2017, she has been exploring the power dynamics of gaze, sensuality and anonymity. Currently, she is searching for ways to create conditions for radical love and compassion in her work and life. Although mostly failing, she remains optimistic. She is currently based in Amsterdam and a participant at DAS Theatre.
Concept, Choreography, Performance, Costume - Venuri Perera
Sound – Sasha Perera
Dramaturgical advice – Paula Montecinos
Advice – Tchelet Pearl Weisstub, Andrea Bozic
Co-production – Kaserne Basel, DAS Theatre, Beursschouwburg