BRIC: How Do I Become (work-in-progress)
Event by BRIC.
How Do I Become is a multidisciplinary performance exploring the relationship between inner struggle and outward action, through a story within a story. Story 1: “How Do I Become: I” follows a group of warriors-in-training who face internal and external adversaries while striving to maintain focus and compassion. At times, a guru-trickster glides in on a scooter to distract or provoke with pithy statements. Nested in that story is Story 2: “How Do I Become We” uses poetic imagery from a Kannada folk tale: a woman’s body grows heavy from unexpressed sadness, until she finally tells her story to a wall. The wall hears her. How will these stories intersect with each other? Perhaps each warrior has an unspoken story that drives them to battle, or perhaps the silent woman must become a warrior to release her tale. Through performance we imagine how the act of telling might release our suffering, but also how it might also activate our collective energies.
Creator/Choreographer/Co-Composer: Parijat Desai
Vocal/Co-Composer: Kiran Ahluwalia
Guitar/Co-Composer: Rez Abbasi
Violin/Co-Composer: Arun Ramamurthy
Percussion and Flute/Co-Composer: Kaoru Watanabe