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'Umrao & Me' @ CC Amstel, Amsterdam
Jun
15
8:30 PM20:30

'Umrao & Me' @ CC Amstel, Amsterdam

‘Umrao & Me’ is an innovative lecture performance in which the artist shares personal letters written by her to Umrao Jaan Ada - the legendary 19th century ‘tawaif’ performer (courtesan) from India.

Inspired by the beautiful works of Zadie Smith, Siri Hustvedt, Saba Dewan, Ali Smith and Chris Kraus;
the letters reflect on the shifting identity of the female performer over the past 150 years and tackle the questions of agency, obsession, male & female gaze, morality, body shaming and politics of art.

Duration: 35 minutes

Script & Performance: Nikita Maheshwary
Dramaturg: Paul de Bruyne

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'Umrao & Me' @ CC Amstel, Amsterdam
Jun
14
8:30 PM20:30

'Umrao & Me' @ CC Amstel, Amsterdam

‘Umrao & Me’ is an innovative lecture performance in which the artist shares personal letters written by her to Umrao Jaan Ada - the legendary 19th century ‘tawaif’ performer (courtesan) from India.

Inspired by the beautiful works of Zadie Smith, Siri Hustvedt, Saba Dewan, Ali Smith and Chris Kraus;
the letters reflect on the shifting identity of the female performer over the past 150 years and tackle the questions of agency, obsession, male & female gaze, morality, body shaming and politics of art.

Duration: 35 minutes

Script & Performance: Nikita Maheshwary
Dramaturg: Paul de Bruyne

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'Umrao & Me' @ Moving Futures Festival, Tilburg
May
11
8:30 PM20:30

'Umrao & Me' @ Moving Futures Festival, Tilburg

‘Umrao & Me’ is an innovative lecture performance in which the artist shares personal letters written by her to Umrao Jaan Ada - the legendary 19th century ‘tawaif’ performer (courtesan) from India.

Inspired by the beautiful works of Zadie Smith, Siri Hustvedt, Saba Dewan, Ali Smith and Chris Kraus;
the letters reflect on the shifting identity of the female performer over the past 150 years and tackle the questions of agency, obsession, male & female gaze, morality, body shaming and politics of art.

Duration: 35 minutes

Script & Performance: Nikita Maheshwary
Dramaturg: Paul de Bruyne

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'Umrao & Me' @ Shiv Nadar University
Nov
15
12:30 PM12:30

'Umrao & Me' @ Shiv Nadar University

As a part of the {exchange X explore} initiative, ‘Umrao & Me’ is set to be performed at the Shiv Nadar University.

Umrao&Me is an innovative lecture performance that investigates the agency of a female performer and traces the shifting identity of women in the arts.

During the performance, Nikita shares with the audience personal letters she wrote to the legendary Indian tawaif performer (courtesan) Umrao Jaan Ada reflecting on what it means to be a woman artist in present day society. The letters tackle questions of agency, male and female gaze, morality, body shaming and politicisation of dance.

Duration: 30 minutes
by Nikita Maheshwary & Paul De Bruyne

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'Umrao & Me' @ Ashoka University
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

'Umrao & Me' @ Ashoka University

As a part of the {exchange X explore} initiative, ‘Umrao & Me’ is set for its Indian premiere at the Ashoka University.

Umrao&Me is an innovative lecture performance that investigates the agency of a female performer and traces the shifting identity of women in the arts.

During the performance, Nikita shares with the audience personal letters she wrote to the legendary Indian tawaif performer (courtesan) Umrao Jaan Ada reflecting on what it means to be a woman artist in present day society. The letters tackle questions of agency, male and female gaze, morality, body shaming and politicisation of dance.


Duration: 30 minutes
by Nikita Maheshwary & Paul De Bruyne

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'Umrao & Me' premiers @ Korzo Theatre, The Hague
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

'Umrao & Me' premiers @ Korzo Theatre, The Hague

Umrao&Me is an innovative lecture performance that investigates the agency of a female performer and traces the shifting identity of women in the arts.

During the performance, Nikita shares with the audience personal letters she wrote to the legendary Indian tawaif performer (courtesan) Umrao Jaan Ada reflecting on what it means to be a woman artist in present day society. The letters tackle questions of agency, male and female gaze, morality, body shaming and politicisation of dance.


Duration: 30 minutes
by Nikita Maheshwary & Paul De Bruyne

http://www.indiadansfestival.nl/nl/producties/umrao-me

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Lecture - Exploring Performance in Public Space
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture - Exploring Performance in Public Space

An introduction lecture to kickstart ‘Making Space’ - an intensive week on building performances in public space. Hosted by Dans Brabant, Tilburg and Fontys Dance Academy.

http://dansbrabant.nl/nieuws/making-space-week-2018/

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Lecture - Dance as Image Making
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture - Dance as Image Making

A lecture presentation at the Department of Fine Arts, Benaras Hindu University in association with Shiv Nadar University and Take Art Magazine.

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