CURATED BY Atul Kumar
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Big Black, INOX Courtyard, Old GMC, Panjim
A selection of stories that begin on a random day, are first-hand retellings of day-to-day life in Nizamuddin Basti. The spectator is invited to enter the performer's world—through the everydayness of the narrative. The stories emphasise how gender and sexuality plays out in the lives of the four actors. Conversations about family, trust, consent, personal space and gender dynamics begin to surface.
The performance attempts to highlight the contrast between the confining yet comfortable quality of the home space, and the liberating aspects of the outside world. The differences between ‘Who I am’ and ‘How people see me’ guide the explorations that the performers embark on.
The performance was conceived as a part of Gender Bender 2016, supported by Sandbox Collective and Goethe Institut, Bangalore and has been developed as a part of Refunction, a grant provided by Goethe Institut Delhi.
This play would not have been possible without the support of Anirban Ghosh, Gayathri Sreedharan, Himanshu Kohli, Jasmine Sachdev, Lila Dhar, Manish Kumar Ray, Naveen Chand Sharma, Nishant Paul, Priyanshi Bahadur, Sanjay Kumar, Siraj Sharma, Swapnapriiya, Ujjwal Yadav, Vikram Phukan, Vardhna Puri, Vrinda Misra, all the members of Aagaaz’s core group and the families of everyone involved.
Image Credit: Sanyukta Saha