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DANCE "Queen-Size" choreographic exploration of Queers at OddBird Theatre & Foundation, Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur > 7:30pm on 7th September 2017

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Time : 7:30 pm Add to Calendar 07/09/2017 19:30 07/09/2017 21:45 Asia/Kolkata DANCE "Queen-Size" choreographic exploration of Queers Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/09/dance-queen-size-choreographic.html OddBird Theatre & Foundation, Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur, New Delhi 110074 DD/MM/YYYY
Note : THIS PERFORMANCE IS DURATIONAL AND RUNS IN 3 LOOPS OF 45 MIN EACH. The audience can enter the performance space at 7:30pm, 8:15pm and 9pm, and stay for as long as they like.

Duration : 2 hour 15 mins. 

Entry : Ticket priced at Rs. 500, Rs. 350, Register at : 

Online : www.oddbird.org
Note : For 18 years old and above. 

Venue : OddBird Theatre & Foundation, Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur, New Delhi 110074
Venue Info : Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Chhatarpur(Yellow Line)'

Event Description : DANCE "Queen-Size" choreographic exploration of Queers. 

As a response to section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in India, Queen-size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, the duet examines the nuts and bolts – carnal, mechanical and emotional – of a close encounter between two male bodies. In deliberately making this encounter visible, Queen-size poses questions around spectatorship, privacy and dissent. The work has been triggered by Nishit Saran’s article titled 'Why My Bedroom Habits Are Your Business', first published in the Indian Express in January 2000.
In protest against an archaic law that governs and affects millions of lives, the performance is slated to travel to multiple spaces across different cities and towns in the country, between August 2016 and March 2017.

Dancers & Collaborators: Lalit Khatana and Parinay Mehra | Choreography: Mandeep Raikhy | Soundscore: Yasuhiro Morinaga | Lighting Design: Jonathan O’Hear | Technical Execution: Govind Singh & Kavi Dutt | Costumes: Virkein Dhar | Photographer: Desmond Roberts | Executive 

Producers: Sandbox Collective | Charpoy Design: Lalit Khatana | Production Support: Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Japan Foundation, Nishit Saran Foundation & Gati Dance Forum

Performance Trailer: www.vimeo.com/173728942

Choreographer : Mandeep Raikhy is a dancer and choreographer based out of New Delhi. He pursued his BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre at Laban, London, and worked with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company for several years. He has created 3 full-length works, Inhabited Geometry (2010) and a male ant has straight antennae (2013) and Queen-size (2016) and divides his time being creating and touring his artistic work and his work as a dance administrator at Gati Dance Forum. More information on www.mandeepraikhy.com

Performers : 

Parinay Mehra is a graduate in Dance Theatre from Trinity-Laban, London. He also has a Diploma in Dance Studies from Trinity-Laban. He has been trained in Ballet and various contemporary techniques namely, Release, Limon, Graham & Cunningham. He has trained in Jazz and studied and experienced various forms of Indian Classical dance. He has performed in various dance works for both stage and film in the UK, Europe and Delhi. These range from new contemporary works, restaged works, ballet production and short films. He has also done an internship at Jose Limon Foundation in New York.

Lalit Khatana started dancing in Natya Ballet Center in New Delhi, where he learned Mayurbhang chhau under Guru J.J. Sai Babu. In 2008 he moved to Bangalore and joined Diploma in Contemporary Dance and Mixed Media offered by Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts and subsequently toured nationally and internationally with its allied company. In September 2013, Lalit graduated from Salzburg Experimental Academy of dance (SEAD) in the post-graduate choreography course, International Choreographic Exchange (ICE) for artists in practice. Lalit has worked with choreographers such as Richerd Siegal, Samir Akika, Sudesh Adhana and Eulalia Ayugade Farro.

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DANCE "Queen-Size" choreographic exploration of Queers at OddBird Theatre & Foundation, Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur > 7:30pm on 7th September 2017 DANCE "Queen-Size" choreographic exploration of Queers at OddBird Theatre & Foundation, Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur > 7:30pm on 7th September 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 12:11 Rating: 5

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