American Realness: Sujata Goel: Self Love | Gibney
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Sujata Goel: Self Love

Sujata Goel in front of lotus temple Image by Roger Casas

Sujata Goel
Self Love

Presented by Gibney as part of American Realness 2019
Thursday, January 10, 7:00 pm
Friday, January 11, 8:30 pm
Saturday, January 12, 7:00 pm

Self Love is a solo charting the innerscape of an Indian-American yoga teacher working in the western wellness industry that commodifies individual happiness. The lone dancer manifests as a faddish Yoga Barbie – an embodiment of the white, female gentrification of yoga. Over the course of the work, she performs an abstract narrative depicting her own relationship to self love as both a life sustaining and destructive force.

Self Love is co-commissioned by Gibney, with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, and Domino.  Self Love is part of a new work being created for “Dopolavoro” flagship of the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project.

Image by Roger Casas.


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