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Queen-Size @ TISS Mumbai
January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Created in 2016 in response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalized sexual intercourse against the heteronormatively defined ‘order of nature’ in India for over 150 years, before it was finally scrapped by the Supreme Court of India in September 2018, Queen-size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. The duet was initially triggered by Nishit Saran’s article titled ‘Why My Bedroom Habits Are Your Business’, first published in the Indian Express in January 2000. Played out on a charpai, Queen-size makes an embodied argument for the fundamental right to love by examining the nuts and bolts of a close encounter between two male bodies.
Please Note : The performance runs in a 45 minute loop played out continuously over two and a half hour. The audience can enter the performance at specific intervals through this period and stay for as long as they like.