Private Matters - Politics and Sexuality in Performance

Conversation on resistance through performance

Private Matters - Politics and Sexuality in Performance

15 December 2016 5:00 PM

Where do the public and private intersect in performance? How do artists infuse their practice with their politics? Dance Dialogues and Godrej India Culture Lab presented 'Private Matters - Politics and Sexuality in Performance' to explore this and more.

As part of the Mumbai tour of Queen-size, choreographer Mandeep Raikhy's provocative dance response to section 377, our event brought together three artists and activists in a compelling discussion about queer associations with socio-political concerns through an artistic practice. 

The evening began with a clip of Queen-size. This was followed by a panel discussion. Dancer and choreographer Mandeep Raikhy, Dancing Queens founding member Urmi Jadhav and Sonal Giani from Agents of Ishq, were in conversation with moderator Parmesh Shahani, head at Godrej India Culture Lab.

The event was a continuation of the Culture Lab’s engagement with the movement for equal rights. 

About our collaborator - Dance Dialogues

Dance Dialogues is a Mumbai-based initiative that connects dance makers and dance lovers to provocative and diverse ideas, individuals and institutions, towards informing their practice in multi-disciplinary ways. Visit to learn more.