Vocal artist Samita Sinha composes performances using voice, body and sound by taking apart the Indian tradition to process the sensations and psychic charge of being a body in the world. Works include This ember state, commissioned by Asia Society and set to premiere in April 2018, and bewilderment and other queer lions, commissioned by Performance Space 122 for 2016 COIL Festival.  Her solo performance Cipher toured nationally in 2014-15 (The Kitchen, PICA’s TBA Festival, REDCAT, Wexner Center for the Arts, Virginia Tech), with support from National Endowment for the Arts and National Performance Network. Sinha has composed and performed original scores for dance and theater works by Dean Moss, Fiona Templeton, and Preeti Vasudevan, vocal directed Daria Fain and Robert Kocik’s Commons Choir, and toured internationally as a vocalist with Sekou Sundiata. Sinha also works extensively as an educator, through private workshops as well as at the Rubin Museum, Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Movement Research.


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