"Siksya" examines the primordial self in a modern world characterized by its uses of innovative texture compositing and butoh: a defiant dance form born of post-WWII Japan that is often characterized by crude physical gestures and absurd environments.
Performed by Caroline Haydon, "Siksya" is about a woman made of clay who lives inside a sterile environment constructed to protect her from a complex world with complex narratives. Upon observing herself, she realizes that the presence of life begets the duality of annilhation.
This slow tension of existing and, yet, disappearing marks the contention of remaining in the confines of safety for preservation or risking security to embark in the potential of life.
"Siksya" is influenced by the modern individual's power to disassociate from personal and global suffering by existing within a vacuum and yet still suffer from the nuances of alienation.
DIRECTED BY DALENA TRAN, TALON MCKEE, CAROLINE HAYDON
PERFORMANCE BY CAROLINE HAYDON
MUSIC BY CLEM RIGHT
STYLING BY LLOYD GALBRAITH
EDITING & COMPOSITING BY DALENA TRAN & HIRAD SAB