American Realness

Sujata Goel

Self Love

Presented by Gibney


Thursday, January 10, 7:00pm
Friday, January 11, 8:30pm
Saturday, January 12, 7:00pm

40 minutes

Gibney, The Black Box
280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers Street)

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Self Love is a solo charting the innerscape of an Indian-American yoga teacher working in the western wellness industry that commodifies individual happiness. The lone dancer manifests as a faddish Yoga Barbie – an embodiment of the white, female gentrification of yoga. Over the course of the work, she performs an abstract narrative depicting her own relationship to self love as both a life sustaining and destructive force.

Self Love is co-commissioned by Gibney, with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, and Domino. Self Love is part of a new work being created for “Dopolavoro” flagship of the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project.

Photo by Roger Casas