Against the Waves (2020)
Against the Waves is inspired by the real life story of Sonali Deraniyagala, a survivor of the 2004 tsunami that hit the west coast of Sri Lanka. The work not only depicts the story of how Deraniyagala lost her parents, husband, and two children to the deadly waves but also her emotional recovery and how one deals with grief after such a life altering event. This dance work is an exploration of how one doesn’t necessarily get past grief, but also how healing can only begin by confronting one’s memories, not ignoring them. Those who wish to learn more of Deraniyagala’s story are encouraged to read her debut memoir, “Wave.”
Amid Exes and Whys (2019)
Amid Exes and Whys is a dance project that explores how self-reflection and embracing our true identity affects the dependency and love we seek. This is told through a perspective of two couples that are mirror imaged and gender swapped, showcasing that dance and love are not limited by gender. A unique collaboration with visual artist, Jake Ford, this works explores themes of power dynamics, self-doubt, and non-binary identities to grapple the messiness of love and acceptance. to disrupt these partnerships?
The Movement (2021)
"The Movement" is a dance-theatre hybrid work, that focuses on the special bond of queer friendships and how those are challenged with the realities of a pandemic and racism.