Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Performance Night

Performance Night
Friday, November 25, 7 pm onwards
Max Mueller Bhawan Lawns
3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi

The Nigah QueerFest is never complete without what we so unimaginatively call ‘the performance night’. However, worry not! Because our shortcoming in the imagination department is more than made up for by the incredible performances we have lined up for you this year!

Join us to cheer these fabulous performers as we close this year's NQF while digging into some hot jalebis and pakoras!

OUTcaste / आउट कास्ट - "अपने दिल में बिठा लो, मैं ऐसा ही हूँ |"
Project OUTcaste by Sumit Baudh is on the subject of caste, gender and sexuality. It is focused on Dalits and Queers.  Baudh collects personal experiences of others through interviews.  He plays select portions of these interviews on earphones, audible only to him.  Reciting them aloud, he becomes a voice medium for somebody who is speaking intimately into his ears. 

Swansongs for Ugly Ducklings...
A little light musical interlude by Anita Roy, who has been coaxed and bullied to ‘out’ herself as a performer!

Dark Desires: tales of love, lust and hidden pleasure
The Kinky Collective brings you face to face with a dark Dominatrix and her submissive Slave as they perform a short theatrical performance about their childhood, their lives, their lust and desires. But not ones to bore you with tales of love and longing, they will reveal their secret, perverted and kinky selves, and welcome you to glimpse the erotic world of Bondage Domination and Sado-Masochism.

Strings of Pride
Gwyneth Mawlong is a lyricist and musician from Shillong, who will be performing her original English compositions for us. She has widely travelled on the merits of poetry & music and formed the highly acclaimed first Indian all female band 'Mermaid'. She also initiated 'Diva's Nite' a musical extravaganza highlighting only female performers and is currently working on her debut album in English.

Bobby Rathore and her group from Development Advocacy and Research Trust (DART) will surely stir things up by dancing to a medley of bollywood numbers, making it almost impossible for you to sit still!

Do come and bring friends!
All Nigah QueerFest events are free and everyone is welcome.


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About Nigah

Nigah is a non-funded queer collective that works on issues of gender and sexuality. Apart from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, we understand queer to be any identity, politics or process that challenges dominant norms. Based in Delhi since 2003, we try to create inclusive and safe queer spaces using media, workshops and discussions. We organise events each month and entry to all the events is free.

The Nigah Queerfest: (annual event)