Maas | Play by Jyoti Dogra

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About the artist: Jyoti Dogra, is a theatre artist based in Mumbai – primarily focusing on pieces which are not narrative or text driven but use the self as the starting point. She finds a performance language through metaphors created with the body, voice & text. The material and aesthetics of her work is inspired by the urban Indian ethos, rooted in personal and collective histories, explores the personal and finds the universal within it. She focuses on the cosmos within and without. Her works have been supported by India Foundation for the Arts, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Goethe Institut, Saison Foundation – Japan ,  Arts Council England, Base Collective – Vienna, Flinn Works –  Berlin, Prakriti Foundation and Serendipity Arts . She has performed in all major and small cities in India, showcasing her work in alternate and formal spaces. Her work has also been shown in Tokyo, NewYork,  London, Zurich, Vienna,  Berlin, Warsaw, Denmark. Washington DC, Singapore,  HongKong and Dhaka.

About the play:You are putting a few packets of chips in the overloaded shopping cart as the lean muscular androgynous  man stares back at you, from the hoarding in front. Another hoarding  has only a pair of lips, perfectly shaped, full, red, and smiling at you as you stare hypnotically. Social media is full of bodies that are almost always unlike yours. Irrespective of our shape, BMI, or weight, never before have we been so acutely aware of ourselves  – looking, critiquing, capturing, tweaking, filtering the self and offering versions of ourselves for public consumption.  It makes for a deeply personal engagement with the bodies we live in, in ways that are deeply impersonal and alienating. This  creates  a strange dynamic between our  sense of the self and  the bodies we live in.

Date: 18th August, 2023, Friday | Time: 7:30 PM – 9 PM

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