To be is a human right. In stark contrast to our world of conflict, ultra-nationalism, and increasingly deep ideological divisions, “What belongs to us”, is both a question and an affirmation that emphasizes liberation and social responsibility. It uses dance, photography and sound to represent letters of the alphabet to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Our project aims to represent all people and it starts with the individual. In knowing what belongs to us (the UDHR) – perhaps we can better understand who we are, and who we can be.
“What belongs to us” is an ongoing project by choreographer/dancer Suzanne Miller in collaboration with Daniel Paquet photographer and web designer, and Allan Paivio, sound designer. The dance focuses on language as a common bond and borrows from Miller's recent choreography Needle and Thread, an ambient performance in collaboration with Mindy Yan Miller and Allan Paivio that commemorates victims of the Holocaust.