Lemurs (2007)

This piece, a vignette in Unmata’s yearly Blood Moon Regale show, was a collaboration choreography between April Rose and Sina. The show was zoo-themed, in order to bring awareness to the dilemma of caged wild animals.

The piece opens with the lemurs in their peaceful repose, basking in the afternoon sun and foraging for food. Shortly thereafter, a group of zoo-going kids, bored by the animals “not doing anything” begin to shout and throw wadded up paper and popcorn at the lemurs, prompting the terrified lemurs to “perform”.