Alcheminement: How One Becomes What One Is

Dan Mellamphy, Nandita Biswas-Mellamphy, ReBecca Miller


‘Alcheminement’ refers to the path of an alchemical transmutation. Here, the steps of classical Indian Bharatanatya lead the dancer from self-overcoming to self-realisation, from one pole to the other, each step photographed and transferred from a third or photographic pole (the Polaroid) to a medium where “the fluid” and “the fixed” conjoin as portraits processed onto watercolour paper. Dramatic choreography meets painterly photography in a dialogue of interactive alchemy. Dance performances : May 19 7pm and May 21 5pm