Requiem for Dead Sisters

Requiem for Dead Sisters

As part of my engagement with activists and artists working on gender violence and impunity in India, I collaborated with performers Rosemary Kikon and Lapdiang Syiem to work on a theatre piece titled–Requiem for Dead Sisters. I am interested to explore how narratives and ethnographic methods can become tools to engage with lives on the ground beyond academia. For the performance at the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, Babina Chabungbam and Rulee¬†Phukan joined the team.

Poster: Lal Poster

Performances

12 January 2019
SAN-KER
Shillong

10 December 2018
NEthing
Guwahati

24 November 2018
Natarani Amphitheatre
Ahmedabad

Engagements

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The 10th of December this year, International Human Rights Day was a big big day for Lal Poster. From the poster to the fancy newsletters to helping with organizing the event, thanks to which I learnt the mechanics of Mailchimp too, (expect LP newsletters soon), this day was my first official collaboration in an event this big. The event was put up by Students of TISS Guwahati and hosted by @nething_northeast, which is this ridiculously cool café-bookstore-exhibition space at Chandmari in Guwahati. I am happy. Lal Poster is happy. These pictures by Tashdique Mehtaj @tashdique are from the panel discussion, followed by the play performed by Lapdiang Syiem @lapdiangsyiem and Rozumari Samsara (Rosemary Kikon). РWith the team at TISS Ghy: @gullujaani @surajughyes, Jaya Singh Kakran, @antara98, @dev.rishi.16, @geegurrl, @mahasweta_ and our guide throughout the process, Dr Dolly Kikon.

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