New Works Calgary presents: Gabriel Dharmoo

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Event Title: New Works Calgary presents: Gabriel Dharmoo
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: DJD Dance Centre
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Adults: $25, Students: $18
  • Genre: Solo Voice
  • External Link: Tickets available here
Description:

New Works Calgary presents vocalist/composer Gabriel Dharmoo’s award winning Anthropologies imaginaires. Anthropologies imaginaires (or Imaginary Anthropologies) is a solo vocal performance that interacts with a video mockumentary. The experts on screen comment on invented vocal traditions demonstrated by the singer-performer. Various odd or isolated vocal expressions from around the world are woven together and revisited through imaginary folklore and experimental voice techniques, showcasing the virtuosity, versatility, and strangeness of the human voice. The result is an aural landscape that questions concepts of normality by reminding audiences how people across the world use the voice differently to convey their ultural identities and artistic sensibilities. A humorous and disturbing exploration of post-colonialism, post-exoticism, cultural extinction, globalization, normalized racism and cultural appropriation.