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Queen-Size: A choreographed response to section 377

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- March 2017

The audience can enter the performance space at specific intervals through this period, and stay for as long as they like. To ensure optimal audience circulation, recommended arrival times are 7:15/ 7:45/ 8:15/ 8:45pm. Suitable for 18 years and above only.

INR 300 Donor passes on the door

 

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

PRODUCTION SUPPORT  Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Japan Foundation, Nishit Saran Foundation & Gati Dance Forum

Performance Trailer   www.vimeo.com/173728942

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