“Man is not a number one. It is not possible to live in individual isolation. You are shaped by the way you dance with your herds” – Per Fugelli
Sulekha Ali Omar has taken Per Fugelli’s metaphor about what it means to be human, and created a dance performance about interpersonal interaction in everyday situations.
Norwegian society consists of many herds. Even though difference and diversity theoretically is the norm in Norway today, we still face many challenges in encounters between different herds (whether formed through sexuality, culture, gender or age). The normal and ordinary, abnormal and unusual are relative entities. People have different backgrounds and experiences. The performance Flokk is primarily concerned with the relationship between the individual and the herd. It is about diversity expressed in modes of expression and body language.
Ali Omar has personally experienced the role of communication in encountering a different culture, and what it means to adapt to a new herd. Two herds have been central, the Norwegian and the Kenyan–Somali, both with their distinctive social and cultural norms and rules. Omar is a trained dancer with a degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and has worked for choreographers such as Ingun Bjørnsgaard and Mia Habib. Joining her in this performance is the young, but experienced and highly reputable Ida Wigdel and Ludvig Daae, who also presents his performance HYPERFRUIT at Oktoberdans.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Flokk by Sulekha Ali Omar (NO) | Oktoberdans 2016
- October 22, 2016 - October 23, 2016