Replaced Rituals

Pallabi Chakravorty


Indian dancer and choreographer Pallabi Chakravorty presented Replaced Rituals, a new evening-length dance work created in collaboration with dancer Daniel Phoenix Singh. Inspired by the Sufi and Bhakti rituals from Islam and Hinduism, the work addressed the complex issues surrounding immigrant displacement and cultural adjustment. Replaced Rituals drew from the traditional Indian dance vocabularies of kathak and bharatnatyam to fuse Eastern and Western movement languages.