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CULTUREMART 2016: Assembled Identity Purva Bedi, Kristin Marting, & Mariana Newhard

About the show

What makes a human authentic? Is it their genome sequence? Their DNA profile? Their life experience? Exploring ethnic ambiguity, race and identity, this duet uses original and found text, live cinematography, and contemporary music to explore the science of identity, including genomics, genetics, eugenics, and cloning, all of which impact our culture.

On a shared bill with Elements

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Created by Purva Bedi, Kristin Marting and Mariana Newhard
Directed by Kristin Marting
Performed by Purva Bedi and Mariana Newhard
Designed by David BengaliAyumu Poe Saegusa, and Drew Weinstein

Assistant Directed by Drew Weinstein
Additional Music by Brian Adler (Cloned Double Dance), Ludovico Einaudi (Skin Song) and Amon Tobin (Entangled Photons Dance)

Stage Managed by Reilly Horan
Video Engineered by Ben Elling
Sound Engineered by Jack O’Brien

Ideas and Text Adapted from John Berger, Walter Benjamin, Franz Boas, Charlie Brooker, Caryl Churchill, Don Hertzfeldt, Julian Huxley, Ursula LeGuin, and Marcel Theroux.
Hindi Translation by Susham Bedi
Tagalog Translation by Joselito Manasan and Bing Magtoto

Photo by Kristin Marting
Featuring Mariana Newhard and Purva Bedi



Student Rush (FREE w/ ID)
$5 for OFF-OFFten Club Members

March 8 & 9 @ 7PM

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