In Just Politics, Anjal Chande articulates the confusion and fear of millions in the wake of the United States’ 2016 presidential election. She wrestles with why and how to engage others in dialogue within a polarized sociopolitical landscape. Through meditative movement and evocative expression, Just Politics captures the uncertainty felt by many as the world grapples with the realities of this event, calling on us to resist the normalization of hate and summon compassion for all. The piece’s original score features the words of Chande and Masha Gessen, a Russian and American journalist, against a backdrop of Chande’s signature tonal vocals.
Just Politics premiered at Works in the Works in Berkeley, CA on November 13, 2016.