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As part of the ongoing exhibition ‘Games of Chance’, Sunaparanta -Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho is hosting a dance performance titled ‘The Homeless’ by actor and dancer Elisabeth Heilmann Blind on February 21 at 7p.m.

‘The Homeless’ tells the story of alienation drawn from real-life experiences of women from the Inuit indigenous community in Greenland. Through set design, movement of the body and light, the work takes us on a personal journey of failure and the potential to find strength and hope when all goes astray.

Blind has worked in theatre and cinema in Greenland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Since 2019, she has been touring with ‘The Homeless’ across the Scandinavian countries and the European Union.

On the following day, February 22, at 10 a.m., Sunaparanta will be hosting a performance lecture ‘Who’s Telling the Stories’ by choreographer and dancer, Ada Einmo Jürgensen.

This session looks at the past and present of various native communities. It also addresses issues of ownership of history, the strategies that artists use to collect research material, and the importance of preserving narratives from less dominant groups.

Jürgensen is the co-founder and artistic director of Southsami Theatre in Norway. She specialises in site-specific performances and has shown her work in the US, Russia, Sweden, Finland and India.


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