Wednesday, 8 March 2017 -
4:00pm to 9:30pm
New Delhi


A Mela of NGOs working with women: Show, tell and sell

4.00 p.m - 6.00 p.m | Charbagh, British Council 

Open to all.


Join us for these inspiring performances by women artists:

  • The Show: Conceptual art performance by Kimberley Rodrigues

The Show’ by Kimberley Rodrigues is an expression of the construction of identity through very literal, verbal and gestural ways. This piece is driven by the voice as all actions performed are choreographed to her original composition that is sung throughout the piece. Through the form of conceptual art performance, this piece attempts to show the reality behind the facade we create out of the female performer.
The lyrics and actions that are performed live are expressions of a present state of mind that reflects a consciousness of societal constructions. It asks for the viewer to ‘think while being entertained’. While, the piece is a personal take on the objectification of women in the entertainment industry, the meaning the spectators take away from the performance evokes personal emotions in relation to what is being expressed and so, allows for a subjective experience of the viewer.

  • AVAL: Beyond the Sacred A performance of poetry and song by dancer/choreographer (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran

AVAL is inspired by the dichotomies in Indian culture where the feminine force is celebrated as a potent force of change and power; and yet the same feminine identity is pulverised and crushed from conception to cremation! Based on her personal experiences and convictions, AVAL finds a voice for the unsaid aspirations of the women of South Asia.

Combining her unique skills of voice and dance, Geeta Chandran weaves a fascinating tale of gender issues that merge fact and fiction!

Timings: 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. | Theatre, British Council 

Entry by registration. Seating on first-come first-served basis.


After Hours DJ set by AGENT

AGENT (Smita Singh) is a Fashion Designer, Stylist, former events programmer at iconic music venue TLR and Co-founder of Magnetic Fields Festival. Brought up on a diet of old school funk, hip-hop and house she brings her love for pure, unadulterated dance music to get those bodies moving.

8.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. | Charbagh, British Council 

Light refreshments served.

Entry by registration only.

Throughout the month of March we will be highlighting women's creativity in our Libraries across India.

At the British Council gallery in New Delhi, we are displaying Meena Bazaar, 2016 acrylic on canvas, a project by Revue and Artreach India