Mixed Bag (2011)
Oriental dolls, dominatrix gurus, helpless victims, and mail-order brides duke it out in a satirical world where nothing is sacred and identities/costumes can be changed at the drop of a hat. Mixed Bag collides contemporary Indian dance with political performance art, as the performers explode sexualized, exotified stereotypes of women. Their tools? Black leather, audience lap dances, bad accents, plastic mannikins, classical Indian rhythms, and an extra-large dose of belly laughter.
Choreography, text, and performance: Cynthia Ling Lee, Shyamala Moorty, and Anjali Tata
Original music: Ravindra Deo with Loren Nerell
Multimedia design: Carole Kim
Note: this piece can be performed as a duet or trio.