seeking to be
"seeking to be" is a dance performance based on the art of accepting and celebrating failure. We explore methods of resilience such as being rooted in inner strength, pushing through obstacles and leveraging failure as a birthplace of creativity, change and innovation.
This production was converted into a 10-week workshop curriculum for all ages which allow students to explore resilience through movement and expression as well as expose students to the various Indian dance forms. This curriculum is currently in residence at Walter Payton College Prep. Contact us if you would like Ishti at your school!
This project was partially supported by the Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Event, as well as Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowments for the Arts.
Concept and Choreography: Kinnari Vora and Preeti Veerlapati
Performers: Tuli Bera, Khristi Blocton, Kinnari Vora, Preeti Veerlapati
Narrator: Ameera Nimjee
Lighting Design: Geoffrey Bushor
Stage Manager: Connor Torres
Performance Venue: DfbrL8r Gallery
Costume: Kinnari Vora
Promotional Materials: Preeti Veerlapati
Logo Design: Cherry Inthalangsy
Photography/Videography: Eddie Seitz