Stories by Hand
"Witty...mythically tragic...deeply absorbing." —The New York Times
Stories by Hand is a solo work by award-winning choreographer and performer, Preeti Vasudevan, searching for an individual identity through stories that are personal, mythical, and social and are narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. Stories by Hand takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) as the basis for a storytelling dance-theater interweaving east and west, past and present, the mythic and the everyday.
Co-Creator, Choreographer, and Performer: Preeti Vasudevan
Co-Creator and Literary Dramaturg: Paul Kaiser
Production Design: Robert Wierzel
Music & Sound Design: Paul Jacob
Photo credit: Maria Baranova
World premiere: November 2 2017, New York Live Arts, New York City, USA.
Stories by Hand was commissioned as part of the 2015-17 Live Feed Residency at New York Live Arts.