A Brief History of Your Hair
Devised Play by Deepika Arwind
This is deeply rooted in personal stories about hair on the one hand, and fantastical explorations of these stories on another. The performance draws upon personal, historical, political and gender narratives of the hair. It employs humour, playfulness, and fantasy to unpack questions of identity, androgyny, gendered beauty, and the way these ideas relate to each other across cultures.
“A Brief History of Your Hair” has been made possible by a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, and The New Voices Arts Project.The work towards this performance was initiated in 2015 as part of Gender Bender, a joint initiative by Sandbox Collective and Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore. Ronita played one of the lead roles in this Play as the Personification of Hair.
Contemporary Dance Duet by Prashant More
“Losing my breath while catching yours”
This is a contemporary dance piece by a male and female dancer exploring the abstract complications and experiences of “Romantic” Love, the kind of love and bond shared between a Man and Woman in a relationship.
This is shown in seven short scenes, going through a range of different kind of emotions and mixed emotions leading to chaotic and calm situations that the couple is faced with. As relationships are never-ending, so does this work continues, without having an ending to the narrative. Was performed by Prashant More and Ronita Mookerji on 25th June, 2016 in Shoonya Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Bangalore on the same evening of Architect of Self-Destruction.