(English) Shallow Eyes

de (English) Rakesh Sukesh

(English)

Shallow Eyes

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.

Team
Choreographed and Performed by

Rakesh Sukesh

Assistant choreographer, Executive producer,

Esthetic adviser and Dramaturge

Alessia Lunes

Text and Artistic collaborator

Marcus Yussaf

Music

Pol sinus

Production manager

Godlive Lawani

Co-movement researcher

Alicia Verdu Macian

Summary

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.

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