Body Watani: soul speak is a drive-in dance performance consisting of three solos under the blue full moon and within the circle of car headlights. Body Watani is a practice reflecting on understanding that the body is a place where notions of ‘homeland’ live. Each short performance is a unique meditation on ancestral roots, internal and collective healing, and finding fire within our body soul.
Anurima Kumar is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan and an interdisciplinary artist. She has been formally trained in Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, for over 15 years and works to integrate creativity with public health and social issues. She draws from her Indian heritage and American experience to address intergenerational barriers and storytell. Anurima was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will be moving to New York City next year to pursue a Master’s in Public Health, while also exploring the point of intersection between visual and movement arts and community healing.