Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 18 at 7:00pm
The Edge Theater – Studio Space
1133 W. Catalpa Street, Chicago
Choreographed and performed by dance artist, Ashwaty Chennat, with music composition and performance by jazz musician, Alvin Cobb Jr., Beaten Path is an innovative dance-music performance that merges Carnatic (associated with southern India) and Black American jazz influences, creating a passionate fusion of contemporary music and dance styles.
This unique and original piece premiered as a work-in-progress during the 2019 Mandala Makers Festival at Arts + Public Life’s Green Line Performing Arts Center on Chicago’s South Side. An excerpt from this work was featured virtually by Pivot Arts as part of the “Chicago Takes 10” initiative sponsored by the Walder Foundation in 2021.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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Presenting Additional Artists: Tuli Bera and Scott Rubin in Bangali Meye
How do you preserve preserve fleeting memories? How do we honor passed down traditions knowing that we may some day erase them? Choreographed by Tuli Bera with sound by Scott Rubin, Bangali Meye represents the reminiscence of cultural heritage. “Bangali Meye” is a means to hold on and remember. Bera holds dedication to acknowledging, exploring and understanding the experience of inhabiting the body of an [immigrant] / [first-generation American] – specifically one of [South-Asian] / [Indian] descent living in the United States of America. Previously performed at Links Hall 2019 as part of their Co-Mission Residency Program.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Tuli Bera (she/her) is a Bengali American movement artist. She draws from various styles of dance: Indian folk and classical forms, classical and contemporary ballet, modern, aerial dance and improvisation. Tuli holds a BFA in dance and has performed across Chicago’s stages. She is currently a part of Ishti Collective and is a collaborator with Ayako Kato. Beyond performance, Tuli has supported independent artists as a producer and curator for dance and teaches ballet and aerial dance for all ages.
Scott Rubin (he/him) is an interdisciplinary artist and improvising violist whose work interrogates relationships between sound and movement through analog and digital means. His projects have involved collaborations with musicians, dancers, and visual artists, often incorporating interactive acoustic/electronic improvisation, expanded performance practices, motion-sensors, and video. In these projects, he engages themes of intimacy, control, and the sublime.
Festival discount! See both Beaten Path + Rosina: Remixed! for a combined ticket offer. Running time of Beaten Path on Friday is 25 minutes. On Saturday with combined artists, 55 minutes. Make it a festival, there’s time to see Rosina: Remixed too! Click the link below for our festival package:
Getting to the Event
Edge Theater Off Broadway
1133 W. Catalpa
The Edge Theater
The Edge Theater, North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA