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CineDans 2019 - Talk on Screedance & Social Engagement
Mar
9
4:30 PM16:30

CineDans 2019 - Talk on Screedance & Social Engagement

Dance films address issues that relate to society, through the body and movement.
From representation to direct engagement with people and communities in the midst of socio-political relevances, filmmakers bring themselves up to task with translating and disseminating the problems, complications and reflections of interpersonal and world-wide relations.

CineDans invite filmmakers to open up their views and methods of working. For this session, the audience is invited to reflect together on the present ways of how dance films are treating social issues and the impact of those in our surrounding.

SPEAKERS // Tanin Torabi (filmmaker: The Derive) | Dagmar Dachaeur (filmmaker: Competing for Sunlight: Ash)  | Emma Evelein (choreographer/filmmaker Sisters, A flood remains) | Maia Sorensen(filmmaker/choreographer) | Nikita Maheshwary (choreographer/filmmaker)

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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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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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'Eve Teasing' screening @ Peace Builders International Film Festival
Oct
10
to Oct 13

'Eve Teasing' screening @ Peace Builders International Film Festival

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This short movement based film attempts to capture an ordinary day for the women on Indian streets. Her reactions ranging from caution, vigilance, state of fear to unnerving sickness. Targeted with lurid comments, cat calls, groping and flashing; Eve-Teasing is a common, well practiced and tolerated part of our living.

EVE TEASING is a part of SitaaurGita, an ongoing movement based video series on sociopolitical factors of India. The series attempts to illustrate the social, political & cultural fabric and investigate how deeply they are intertwined. The issues addressed, though pan-Indian in their discourse, have been showcased in an urban middle class perspective.

Performers - Sunaina Jain & Nikita Maheshwary
Editor - FurryTail Production
Director - Nikita Maheshwary

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Performance - 'Lines' @ Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale 2016
Feb
18
4:30 PM16:30

Performance - 'Lines' @ Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale 2016

Performance and Artist Talk during the Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale 2016 at Chandigarh.

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