A beam of light falls on a dead body lying on the stage,a hand emerges and starts hitting that body. A pregnant woman is seen dancing and another is shown peeling her skin off. This and many such narratives are part of Unselfed,a dance-theatre performance which returns to the city with shows at 1/29 Studio/Gallerie in Colaba on December 14 and 15. The performance is more of a hybrid space,not just for the performers but also for the audience, says Sujay Saple,director of Unselfed,who puts the onus of interpretation on his audiences.
The performance,which tells the story in a non-linear fashion,uses movement,words,visuals and objects to express ideas of multiple and parallel self and of love and loss. Its an attempt to break away from conventional forms of expression and go beyond logic, says Saple.
The critically-acclaimed piece by Saples SpaceShift and The Company Theatre opened at the Adishakti Theatre Residency in Pondicherry last year,followed by shows in Chennai and Bangalores Ranga Shankara. The piece will also be staged at the Kala Ghoda Festival next year.