TEEN-RAHA | Dance performance

About the event

About the choreographer: Originally from Mumbai, India, Jainil Mehta began his dance journey at the age of five, performing in his living room. Building short phrases with his house help at such an early age ignited a passion in him for dance composition, direction and performance.

About the Performance: Teen-Raha is a “three way road.” Inspired by local travel, this piece brings out stories of three individuals who cross paths on a train – one is finding her identity and a need to be recognized, the other is a teenager who has had an accidental pregnancy and the third is in an unavailable relationship. These three come into this Teen-Raha with their own life journeys. They weave in to unwind their feelings, find commonalities in their stories, unpack the burden they are carrying and maybe bring out some hope within each other.

17th August, 2023, Thursday | Time: 7:40 pm – 8:00 pm

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