Samdani Art Foundation
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ENEJ (DANCE) | 2018

 
 

Collaborating with the Indigenous Santal people and Lalon Baul singers, Yasmin Jahan Nupur’s performative dance and video series broke down language barriers through a process of body movements and participatory dances, telling stories about life, spirituality, and culture, to create a bridge between city and local dialects, cultures and lost languages. 

2-10 February 2018  |  yasmin jahan nupur  |  Dhaka Art Summit

 
 
 
 
 

Collaborating with the Indigenous Santal people and Lalon Baul singers, Yasmin Jahan Nupur’s performative dance and video series broke down language barriers through a process of body movements and participatory dances, telling stories about life, spirituality, and culture, to create a bridge between city and local dialects, cultures and lost languages.  During the Dhaka Art Summit 2018, Enej was performed as part of A Utopian Stage's transnationally roving amphitheatre, below the levels where differences appear.  A space where artists, performers and filmmakers were inclusively incorporated within a collective arena of experimentation that echoed the progressive pitch of the Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77), and the highs and lows of universalist utopian ideals. Amidst resurgent forces of cultural and political reactionism around the world, below the levels… proclaimed a radical site of collective exchange.

This project was commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation in association with Archaeology of the Final Decade