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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

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Performance - TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Performance - TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE

TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Duration : 20 mins

The piece investigates the representation of women in the Indian pop culture. It questions their objectification, the handed down warped codes of romance and the glorification of sexism in the mainstream that masquerades itself, sometimes as an innocent joke or gets etched in our heads as a catchy item song.

Set on the timeless, iconic romantic nazam from the 1976 Bollywood movie ‘Kabhi-Kabhi’, the piece borrows the movement vocabulary from the popular cultural image of a female and male body. It attempts to capture the varied gender equations, the society’s innate permissiveness towards the quintessential ‘chedkhani’ or eve-teasing and how this collective tolerance propagates and contributes to gender-related violence.

Direction: Nikita Maheshwary
Process Collaborators & Performers: Mahesh Saini & Nikita Maheshwary

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PERFORMANCE - The Architecture of Loss
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

PERFORMANCE - The Architecture of Loss

A short performance work as a part of the lecture presentation ‘Damming the Narmada: Development or Dispossession’ at Ambedkar University, Delhi.

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Kathakali Performance
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Kathakali Performance

Kathakali Performance - Purupad

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Performance - Tujhko Banaya Gaya Hai Mere Liye
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Performance - Tujhko Banaya Gaya Hai Mere Liye

TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Duration : 20 mins

The piece investigates the representation of women in the Indian pop culture. It questions their objectification, the handed down warped codes of romance and the glorification of sexism in the mainstream that masquerades itself, sometimes as an innocent joke or gets etched in our heads as a catchy item song.

Set on the timeless, iconic romantic nazam from the 1976 Bollywood movie ‘Kabhi-Kabhi’, the piece borrows the movement vocabulary from the popular cultural image of a female and male body. It attempts to capture the varied gender equations, the society’s innate permissiveness towards the quintessential ‘chedkhani’ or eve-teasing and how this collective tolerance propagates and contributes to gender-related violence.

Direction: Nikita Maheshwary
Process Collaborators & Performers: Mahesh Saini & Nikita Maheshwary

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PERFORMANCE - Tujhko Banaya Gaya Hai Mere Liye
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

PERFORMANCE - Tujhko Banaya Gaya Hai Mere Liye

TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Duration : 20 mins

The piece investigates the representation of women in the Indian pop culture. It questions their objectification, the handed down warped codes of romance and the glorification of sexism in the mainstream that masquerades itself, sometimes as an innocent joke or gets etched in our heads as a catchy item song.

Set on the timeless, iconic romantic nazam from the 1976 Bollywood movie ‘Kabhi-Kabhi’, the piece borrows the movement vocabulary from the popular cultural image of a female and male body. It attempts to capture the varied gender equations, the society’s innate permissiveness towards the quintessential ‘chedkhani’ or eve-teasing and how this collective tolerance propagates and contributes to gender-related violence.

Direction: Nikita Maheshwary
Process Collaborators & Performers: Mahesh Saini & Nikita Maheshwary

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Performance - TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Performance - TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE

TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Duration : 20 mins

The piece investigates the representation of women in the Indian pop culture. It questions their objectification, the handed down warped codes of romance and the glorification of sexism in the mainstream that masquerades itself, sometimes as an innocent joke or gets etched in our heads as a catchy item song.

Set on the timeless, iconic romantic nazam from the 1976 Bollywood movie ‘Kabhi-Kabhi’, the piece borrows the movement vocabulary from the popular cultural image of a female and male body. It attempts to capture the varied gender equations, the society’s innate permissiveness towards the quintessential ‘chedkhani’ or eve-teasing and how this collective tolerance propagates and contributes to gender-related violence.

Direction: Nikita Maheshwary
Process Collaborators & Performers: Mahesh Saini & Nikita Maheshwary

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Performance - TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Performance - TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE

TUJHKO BANAYA GAYA HAI MERE LIYE
Duration : 20 mins

The piece investigates the representation of women in the Indian pop culture. It questions their objectification, the handed down warped codes of romance and the glorification of sexism in the mainstream that masquerades itself, sometimes as an innocent joke or gets etched in our heads as a catchy item song.

Set on the timeless, iconic romantic nazam from the 1976 Bollywood movie ‘Kabhi-Kabhi’, the piece borrows the movement vocabulary from the popular cultural image of a female and male body. It attempts to capture the varied gender equations, the society’s innate permissiveness towards the quintessential ‘chedkhani’ or eve-teasing and how this collective tolerance propagates and contributes to gender-related violence.

Direction: Nikita Maheshwary
Process Collaborators & Performers: Mahesh Saini & Nikita Maheshwary

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