DUST can be unpredictable. It can remain suspended for long periods of time and travel long distances. It can be violent and destructive like a dust storm, or gentle and light as a sand dune. It can appear and disappear without warning, it can land anywhere, and it can be still or in constant motion. Dust can gather and dissipate, and its origins can be untraceable. It can bring with it a lineage of history, stories and memories, or remain an endless mystery.
DUST is a solo dance commission for internationally renowned dance artist Vincent Mantsoe, performed by Roshanak Jaberi.
In 2016, Roshanak was awarded an International Arts Residency from the Ontario Arts Council to work with South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe at his studio in Saint Pont, France. Training with Mantsoe led to explorations for a new solo work, inspired by Roshanak’s personal stories of migration. The work continues to be a work in development.