REVIEW Perpetual Transition

“Freight” by Petra Zanki is 60 mins. site-specific dance performance for 11 dancers and 4 musicians that explores the idea of immigration through the individual experiences. Sourcing from personal experience, this work is about the in-between life of an immigrant and challenges immigrants face and experience. Through movement and physicality, I explored different, often conflicting emotions and thoughts, translating them into a unique dance work. Concept /Direction: Petra Zanki Choreography: Petra Zanki in collaboration with dancers Dancers: Charmaine Butcher, Sruti Desai, Valerie Grabill, Micaela Gonzales, Vladimir Kremenović, Racine Lemons, Nikolai Lesnikov, Ivana Lin, Madeline Morser, Prasti Purdum, Hendri Walujo. Original music composed by: Benoît Pioulard Strings composed and arranged by: Rafael Howell Flores (trailer, performance), Clark Battle (performance), Brian Scott (performance), Theodora Teodosiadis (performance) Film by: Craig Downing Photo credits: Bruce Clayton Tom

photo credits: Bruce Clayton Tom
This project was supported, in part, by a grant from 4Culture. The project has received support from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation, Case Van Rij, and John Robinson.
Special thanks: Case Van Rij, John Robinson, Silvio Dos Reis / FICA Seattle Studio Capoeira Angola, Khambatta Dance Company, and On the Boards for stepping in with the space for rehearsals, when it was really tight, and continuous support.
The pilot of this project was presented in June 2018 at Seattle International Dance Festival/SOSN, following which Petra received James Ray Emerging Artist 2018-2019 Residency Award.