Moreechika/ Season of Mirage
Conceptualizing, creating and performing Moreechika, Season of Mirage provides the basis for this collaborative project. Moreechika will explore the affect oil drilling projects have on global communities of color and portray how women from these communities resist and survive systemic and hierarchical violences associated with these projects. We plan to contrast the abundance of oil and financial gain with the scarcity and poverty of the communities nearby and around oil drilling projects. Moreechika is the third performance in a four-year anti-violence artistic initiative that has been researching efforts among women from global communities of color to resist the violent and capitalist misuse of four physical elements in particular: land, gold, oil, and water. The initiative foregrounds embodied knowledge and incorporates scholarly research.
Ananya Chatterjea (Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator
Co-PIs: Jigna Desai (Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts), Diyah Larasati (Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Liberal Arts), Omise’eke Tinsley (English, College of Liberal Arts)