Body, Identity, and Performance: A Dancer’s Perspective
- Madhur Gupta
It is LGBT Pride Month and I have been invited to express my views on a crucial topic of body, identity, and performance through my perspective. Initial thoughts that come to me are first of immense relatability but competing with these emotions of familiarity are notions of disassociation. As much as I feel a part of this discussion, the feeling of being disconnected and far off from the eye of the storm split my existence. I will go ahead and explain how, but before that, I will give a fair disclaimer of this piece being not an academic paper but a heartfelt viewpoint of an insider in words that are accessible to all.
Diving into the World of Drag -
A conversation with Patruni Sastry
As part of our exploration into queer culture and its vibrant expressions, we had the pleasure of interviewing a talented and charismatic drag queen, Patruni Sastry, known for his captivating performances and fierce personality, graciously shared his experiences and insights into the world of drag. Here are the highlights from our conversation.
Festivals in India that celebrate Queer culture
Queer culture encompasses a diverse range of identities and experiences within the LGBTQ+ community. Over the years, various festivals have emerged worldwide to celebrate and honor queer culture, providing spaces for visibility, advocacy, and community building. These festivals often serve as platforms for expression, acceptance, and the promotion of LGBTQ+ rights. Let's explore a few prominent festivals that celebrate queer culture.
Book recommendations from NeoNarthaki
This month we share a few books that celebrate diverse identities and experiences
Looking to expand your dancing horizons? We share here a list of curated opportunities for dancers. From festivals to workshops to residencies, we present relevant opportunities for dancers to learn, grow and connect with the world of dance!
The Konark Dance Festival
Rajgir Mahotsav, Bihar
Shrustii Multicultural Centre
Attakkari Certificate Course
Nalanda Dance Research Centre