About this event

Bangali Meye: How did you get here? speaks to memories that unintentionally resurface. Chopping an onion, peeling the shell off garlic, grinding spices, the sound of vegetables sizzling in oil, the smell transformations of the slow, low-heat simmer and the first taste tests can take the mind on a journey where memories become a place of joyful nostalgia, reminders of loss, shame spirals and fantasy-living. This third iteration will also feature Bera's sibling, Anita Bera - a true family affair! 

The first Bangali Meye iteration first premiered as a solo by Bera at Links Hall as part of its 2019 Co-Mission Residency series and the second at the 2022 Pivot Arts Festival at the Edge Theater as a collaboration with sound artist Scott Rubin. The overarching theme for this series is about acknowledging, exploring and understanding the experience of inhabiting the body and mind of a [child of immigrants] / [first-generation American], specifically one of [South-Asian] / [Indian] / [Bengali] descent living in Illinois. Each iteration is telling of my current state of mind and being— a dramatized snapshot.

 

About Tuli Bera

Tuli Bera is a Bengali American movement artist. They draw from various styles of dance: Indian folk and classical forms, classical and contemporary ballet, modern, aerial dance and improvisation. Bera has collaborated and performed with various companies and individual artists: Ayako Kato, Aerial Dance Chicago, Ishti Collective, Mandala Arts, Ashwaty Chennat, Cristal Sabbagh's Freedom From and Freedom To, Paul Gialorenzo, Scott Rubin and Laksha Dantran. Beyond performance, they support independent artists as a producer and curator for dance and teach ballet and aerial dance for all ages.

 

Due to the high volume and wide breadth of work we present, we are often not able to proactively offer content advisories for individual performances. However, if you have specific concerns about stage effects (such as strobe lights or fog/haze) that might have a bearing on comfort or well-being, or if you would like to know more about the age appropriateness of the performance, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Content Advisory

Due to the high volume and wide breadth of work we present, we are often not able to proactively offer content advisories for individual performances. However, if you have specific concerns about stage effects (such as strobe lights or fog/haze) that might have a bearing on comfort or well-being, or if you would like to know more about the age appropriateness of the performance, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.