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In Residency This Week
L'Orient, a multidisciplinary production with libretto by Catherine Filloux, music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Preeti Vasudevan (Tresh)
Part of Guggenheim Works & Process Bubble Residencies
View the past Guggenheim WPA Virtual Commission by Preeti Vasudevan and Kamala Sankaram online here.
L’Orient is a multidisciplinary production produced by Thresh, a New York–based performing arts collaborative. The production recontextualizes the Orientalist gaze and its representation of women and people of color in the classical arts. The project envisions Lakmé, the lead character in the eponymous 1883 opera by Léo Delibes, as a twenty-first-century woman situated in the chaotic environment of reality television. Today’s Lakmé represents the voice of a modern woman questioning her constrained role in a patriarchal society. This provocative work features choreography based on the principles of ballet and the Indian dance tradition Bharatanatyam, in dialogue with a score of Carnatic songs (South Indian classical music), operatic vocals, percussion, electronics (including amplified pointe), and a libretto that includes texts in French, Indian Telugu, and English.
This bubble residency will provide an opportunity for the creative team to continue to redefine opera as an intersectional landscape for Eastern and Western artistic disciplines. During the course of the residency, select vignettes of L’Orient will be developed that challenge the cultural displacement of exoticized subjects and characters in Western opera.
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