Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Provocation: Responses to Violence Against Women

Responses to Violence Against Women

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This two day journey explores social consciousness through the arts.

This programme is designed to engage with senior students
to address some of our responses to the violence against women.

Every time an atrocity like December 16 or Badaun takes place,
we respond with outrage and anger.
As we should.
We join marches and demonstrations.
As we should.
We sign petitions.
As we should.
We lobby for better laws and better enforcement.
As we should.

But what about art and artistic interventions?
Join us for an artistic response
to the increasingly ever more brutal attacks on women.
Day 1, December 8, 2014:
A response through poetry: Performers from Ranan along with actor/poet Baisali Chatterjee Dutt will read, perform and facilitate students responses to news about acts of violence.

Day 2, December 9 / 10, 2014:
A response though theatre: Actors from Jana Natya Manch, Delhi will do a series of improvisations around the theme of the violence against women. These improvisations, it is hoped, will act as 'provocations' for us to talk, share, think through, and articulate our responses.
Venue: School premises
Requirements for play:
General lights. A hall or large room. Seven stools or chairs or four benches or three durries.
Duration: 90 minutes each day.

This journey is meant for students of Classes 11 and 12 only. Please note that the improvisations are done without a script and around a difficult theme.

Please book the slot your school would like. The time given is inclusive of set up. One school may book multiple slots for different batches.
8:30 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
(please note: slot timings may change slightly depending on bookings made in mutual agreement with the school)
Each slot is meant for 100 students in the audience. It is advisable that the same students attend both days

We hope to provoke discussion, debate, dialogue around these issues and therefore we hope to provoke change.

For more details contact:
“In a world of lies and liars, an honest work of art
is always an act of social responsibility.”