ASMR stands for "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response," a reference to the modern phenomenon of experiencing pleasurable, stimulating, and tingling sensations in the body and mind. This theatrical performance titled ‘ASMR’ delves into a philosophically intimate exploration of this phenomenon, aiming to evoke indescribable sensory responses and create new existential stimuli within the mind.

This abstract performance incorporates elements of speech, music, and movement as the performers dive into the depths of the mind in search of their identity. In this case, identity is symbolized by the Assamese word "মই" (Moi), translating to "me with the I" in English.

The performance raises profound questions about our core being and desires. Is there a desire beyond desires? If so, how do we express the waves of desires through emotions? And how does the sense of nothingness and emptiness persist within us despite the influence of our free will on our desires? Is there a collective metaphysical consciousness of desire, or does everything ultimately boil down to the question of individual existence?

Date: 21 December 2023

Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM, 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue: The Theatre, Old GMC Complex


  • Writer-Director, Producer, Choreographer and Production Designer: Hiya Anupam  
  • Performers: Bornali Bora, Ijaz Ahmed, Suvangi Keot, Karishma Puzari , Mridupabon Borah , Evlina Siddika, Kabyashree Hazarika and Hiya Anupam 
  • Live Musician and Vocalist: Rishav Dutta
  • Music Designer: Lakhyajyoti Boruah and Rishav Dutta 
  • Light Designer and Operator: Dimpal Kumar Das
  • Surtitle Operator: Anup Hazarika 
  • Producer, Stage Manager, and Make-Up: Pakija Begum  

Curated by: Quasar Thakore Padamsee

Past Program