Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their voices and/or the movements of their bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic expression. Performing arts include a variety of disciplines including Martial Arts, Theater, Dance, Music and Poetry.
Looking at all the new formats of theatre, dance and music coming out, there’s a mind shift in the Indian as to what he consumes in terms of the performance arts. In theatre, interactive theatre and immersive theatre are breaking new grounds. In dance, you have new paradigms and further evolution of dance in to dance and voice shows. In music, EDM has made huge inroads and people are flocking to the Sunburns and the NH7s (which also includes EDM). What are these new forms, styles, audiences? Where are they taking place? What happens to traditional forms?
We are looking for topics ranging from evolution of the arts, discussions around the arts & their growth in our country, use of theatre for training, the power of performing arts, new forms of theatre, slam poetry, your experience with arts entrepreneurships – what works & what doesn’t, how martial arts helps achieve balance & inner peace (Yes, that’s a Kung Fu Panda reference) and everything else to do with the mentioned 5 disciplines.
If you consider yourself well versed in such topics, or know someone who is, and think you have some thoughts & insights to share on these, please go ahead and propose a session that you want to moderate.
Lal Batti Express
- To break stereotypes and change mindsets associated with sex work and living in a red-light district
- To emphasise that daughters of sex workers deserve to be given the same opportunities as any other girl
- To build girls’ confidence and allow avenues for healing through the performing arts
Lal Batti Express (Red-Light Express) is an hour-long depiction of the trials and tribulations faced by sex workers, their children, and other inhabitants of Kamathipura, one of Asia’s most notorious red-light districts. This three-segment depiction sheds light on our past, present and future – our mothers’ work, our childhoods spent in brothels and NGOs, the discrimination we have faced, the struggles we have overcome, and our hopes and dreams for the future.
Lal Batti Express is written, directed and performed entirely by Krantikaaris (Revolutionaries), daughters of sex workers. By sharing their stories, the girls at Kranti wish to raise awareness about sex workers’ lives and their daily struggles. They have performed their play at over 50 venues in various cities across India and America in front of over 100,000 people.
- An open mind.
- Speakers for music playback from phone or laptop.
Kranti is an NGO which empowers girls from mumbai’s red light area to become agents of social change.