Symbiose is a dance piece by Sumitra Keshava and Kilian Haselbeck. They come from very different backgrounds of dance. He is a contemporary dancer and she is a classical Indian templedancer (Bharatanatyam).
In their piece Symbiose they raise the question on how to deal with the unknown, how to overcome boarders and go beyond but at the same time keep ones own identity. Its an exciting encounter where tradition and innovation try to go along with each other.
How do we deal with the unusual, the unfamiliar and the unknown? How can we recognize the stranger or the unknown? How can we integrate the “other” without “assimilating” it or even losing ourselves? Where can and should we cross our borders and where is it necessary to defend them in order to preserve our identity? What effects does the unknown have on us, our society, our culture and our art?
“It’s not a play where I break free and cross my borders. It is a piece in which I see my limits and seek alternatives to my usual patterns to unite within them with the other. “ Sumitra Keshava
Concept and Idea: Sumitra Keshava, Kilian Haselbeck
Dance and Choeography: Sumitra Keshava, Kilian Haselbeck
Dramaturgy: Katharina Germo, Nicole Gabriele Schöpfer
Lightdesign: Claudio Bagno
Costume: Sumitra Keshava, Kilian Haselbeck
Supported by: Migros Kulturprozent Zürich, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt