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Getting Unreserved

  • Just Be 383/31, 13th Cross Road Bengaluru, KA, 560080 India (map)

Last year, the travelling arts project titled UR/Unreserved travelled along long distance trains through Assam, Kashmir, Kerala and Karnataka to explore and create work around questions and notions of identity.

After the Unreserved physical journey came to an end work has been happening to breakdown the experience of the journey. From the 2 TB of data we collected along the way, we have slowly been transforming it into various pieces using images, video, sound and illustration. Along with these pieces we have been working on our own narratives of what exactly happened to us on the journey itself. The questions, confusions, silences and interactions that shaped our interaction with identity along the way. It is from this material that we have put together the next chapter of unreserved- "Getting Unreserved"

From June, Anish Victor, Aruna M and Nihal have been piloting this hour-long performance-sharing. It is a mix of song, poetry, images, and sound - shared in an intimate and light-hearted way. While the work is performative, it refuses to fall into the regular category of ‘performance’ or a ‘show’. Instead, the performance-sharing hopes to evoke thought and conversations around the theme of identities. We have now reached a point with the sharing where we are ready to take it to larger and more varied audiences.

Earlier Event: July 29
Organic Farmer's Market
Later Event: July 31
Dance Stories