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divisions the empire has sown is a multi-year project of pateldanceworks considering the intersections of embodied research and activism and questions of resistance and resilience, dominance and dissonance, and the shadows of colonization that we are all part of today.


Bhumi B. Patel


Performers in this project since 2018 have included: KJ Dahlaw, Jordan Wanderer, Danielle Galvez, Daria Garina, Katherine House, Chelsea Boyd Brown, Rachel Austin, Bhumi B. Patel, Europa Baker-Brathwaite, Sarah Wentling, Rachael Litzinger, Casandra Armenta, and Madeleine Monroe.

Sound composition:

Rachel Austin


Bhumi B. Patel

divisions the empire has sown




Site photos by:

Shinichi Iova-Koga

Lydia Daniller

Kyle Adler

Lara Kaur

Artie Cortez

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