15:00 – 15:30
You Don’t Live in the World. The World Lives in You combines the genre of lectures, contemporary dance and a variety of performative practices. It tells about the interconnectedness of the universe through the philosophies of Mayan Cosmovisión, Sufism, and Monadology of Gottfried Leibniz. In this musical, TED Talk and religious ceremony of sorts, the cyclical nature of history, pop music, colonialism, metaphysics, spirituality, and health practices knock up against each other.
The choreography draws on practices that stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system including Zikr prayer and other repetitive body and facial movements. While through the connection of seemingly unrelated historical events, and associating ancient knowledge with contemporary pop subjectivities, this artwork collapses time and space to pave a path towards self-actualization.