What do you see when you’re watching me?
By Rakesh Sukesh
Work in progress solo about the racial profiling of a man – based on a true story.
Choreographed and Performed by Rakesh Sukesh
Esthetic adviser and Dramaturge: Alessia Luna Wyss
Text and Artistic collaborator: Marcus Yussaf
Music: Pol sinus
Production manager: Godlive Lawani
Executive producer : Louise Mestrallet
Co-movement researcher: Alicia Verdu Macian
Shallow eyes is a creation that will be developed in two parts:
Part one – Timeline creation and premier in 2022-2023
A dance-theater solo performance, lasting 60 to 90mins, that both embodies the inner state
of a man of color that has been racially profiled, while simultaneously examining the
questions mentioned below through the mediums of text, storytelling and videos. The piece
will be interplay between dance and text.
WHY ARE WE NOT ABLE TO CHANGE? CAN WE CHANGE? IS THE NEW AGE
SOCIETY, CULTURE, POLITICS, TECHNOLOGY HELPING US TO EVOLVE OR
FLATLINE? ARE THE VIRTUES EMPATHY, KINDNESS, TOLERANCE, PATIENCE AND
LOVE DISAPPEARING FROM HUMAN NATURE?
Part two: Creation and Premier in 2023-2024
A dance work performed for 6 to 12 hours. Three to four additional artists will be invited to
join the event for one hour each. The audience will be allowed to enter and leave the space
freely or stay for the entire piece. The performance will evolve through the course of the
event, shifting from frontal, proscenium directed movement to a state of moving meditation,
as if following the laws of entropy.