A Solo River Performance
June 6-8 & 14 -17, 2014
The Green River, Great Barrington MA
Endure explores the fundamental impermanence of life, and the enduring strength of fragile vessels- human hearts and paper boats.
Endure is inspired by water, images from distant lands, and Japanese Butoh. Within this work I offer my adaptation of a traditional Kudiyattam storyelling segment wherein a single actor plays both a man and a woman. Kudiyattam is a 10,000 year-old Sanskrit drama form from my native Kerala, India. Also, in Asia , there is a custom of making ritual offerings for departed ones along a river; sometimes this is done in a paper boat.
Created + Performed by Pooja Prema
Cymbal Players: Senta Reis, Gabrielle Senza, Kristin Grippo,
Amy Webb, Laura Geilen & Jinni Cavanaugh
Photography: Peggy Reeves
Videography: Krysia Kurzyca