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MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) - 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal


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An expression of queer identity through tradition and dance.

Blending traditional dance forms with a modern understanding of identity, Sujit Vaidya will present his piece in Montreal for the very first time in the theater of the MAI. His work reflects an urban sensibility that is seamlessly juxtaposed with art rooted in tradition. Through his practice, he aims to create a space for queer expression within the context of Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance style)

Sujit Vaidya is an independent dance artist and choreographer based in Vancouver BC. He has performed extensively in Canada, US, Europe and India. Trained in Bharatanatyam, he predominantly works as soloist. He has collaborated with companies such as Co Erasga in Vancouver, inDANCE in Toronto, Nava Dance in California and Spilling Ink in Washington, DC to name a few. He continues his training with Guru A.Lakshman. As a queer artist of colour, his choreographies and collaborations question the narrative and relevance of non inclusive traditional texts.

Crédits : Chorégraphie : Sujit Vaidya | Danseurs : Sujit Vaidya & Arun Mathai | Musique : Curtis Andrew’s, Parmela Attariwala | Conception lumières : James Macleod.