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ONUS: The online premiere

Experience a day in the life of Liverpool through exhilarating dance; from 11th August 2023 – for two weeks only – we’ll be showcasing ONUS, featuring Milap & Movema’s Sheetal Maru. Available to watch here!

Onus explores what it is to be a person of multiple cultural identities.

Sheetal Maru, ONUS

The work follows a woman as she finds ground between her Indian heritage and her experience growing up as a Western citizen – as she discovers who she is, and who she can can become, in a globalised world. Reflecting the choreographer’s lived experience, the work uses non-traditional interpretations of classical forms of dance and music.

Taking the ferry across the iconic Mersey River, the industrial beauty of Birkenhead’s Hydraulic Tower becomes the stage for Sheetal’s haunting blend of Indian and contemporary dance.

The performance will be available to view from 11th August 2023 – 26th August 2023. From then, the video will be hidden until indefinite publication on 1st December, 2024. The video will be available to watch here!

Sheetal Maru, ONUS

Director: Jo Cork, Concept and Choreography: Sheetal Maru, Writers: Jo Cork and Sheetal Maru, Producer: Sheetal Maru, Filming, Editing and Post Production: Jo Cork, Sound Design and Score: Bartosz Szafranski, Performer: Sheetal Maru.

Creative Assistance: Maria Malone, Set Assistance: Pravinder Singh.

With special thanks to Thomas and Brenda Dwerryhouse, Balbir Singh Digpal, the team at Peel L&P’s Wirral Waters, Movema and Milap.

Shot on location at Singh Autos, Rock Ferry, Hydraulic Tower, Birkenhead.
Commissioned by Milap, supported by Movema.



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