Burning Skin

Dance Film (Half Hour Video) 1994

Canadian Indo-Armenian choreographer, Roger Sinha draws on “The Rainbow Sign” an autobiographical essay by British writer, Hanif Kureishi, to reflect on his own turbulent past shadowed by violent racist confrontations.  Fusing martial arts, ballet, modern dance, Bharata Natyam as well as Sinha’s own unique gestural vocabulary based on improvisation, dance interacts with theatre in this solo show of searing images and corrosive honesty.

Adapted for the Screen and Directed by: Srinivas Krishna

Choreographer and Dancer: Roger Sinha

Executive Producer Carol Moore-Ede

© Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Screened at the Moving Images Dance Film Festival, Toronto, 1994