Delhi-based Maya Krishna Rao Will Stage LOOSE WOMAN In Mumbai...

November 25, 2019 6:04:48 PM IST
MTG editorial

LOOSE WOMAN, one of Maya Krishna Rao's acclaimed works is scheduled to be showcased at the G5A Foundation for Contemporary culture from 29th November to 1st December 2019.

LOOSE WOMAN is about the travels of a woman" into and out of herself. To make this show, a performer, a video and sound designer and a singer, through a series of improvisations, 'looked for her' in different places where she may find herself in unchartered spaces. The stories that emerged were given an episodic form. Some are playful, some are poignant. They each stand-alone, though a loose thread connects them all.

Maya Krishna Rao shares, "Even though it's called Loose Woman, it's not necessarily only about women. It's an idea, and the idea is about the excitement of going to places that you have not been to before. Man, woman and every gender along the spectrum can push themselves into an unfamiliar yet exciting and challenging space. And when I say unexplored places, of course, I don't mean geographical places, I mean treading places in the mind, in the spirit in your body, in your relationship with the world. And having journeyed far, when you look back you find that you're changed person altogether!"

With humour, yet serious introspection, LOOSE WOMAN has been conjured, coaxed and driven by different mediums" theatre, sound, dance and the camera. The underlying reference here is to the heavy irony in the throwaway expression ‘loose woman', whose application is rampant in a skewed familial and social setting crafted by just one sex.

The production premiered in Delhi in 2018. Subsequently, the show has been invited to visual art festivals - Serendipity in 2018 and the India Art Fair in 2020.

Sound designer: Sumant Balakrishnan
Video design: Santana Issar
Lights & stage: Sujay Saple
Costume: Pratima Pandey
Conceived, created and performed by Maya Krishna Rao
Passes on and at the entrance
Duration: 1hr. 15 minutes without an interval
Suitable for ages 12+

About Maya Krishna Rao:

Maya Krishna Rao is a theatre artist and teacher. Her shows range from dance theatre to cross-media collaborations to comedy. She is her own performer, writer and director. Some of her celebrated performances are KHOL DO, THE JOB, A DEEPER FRIED JAM, HEADS ARE MEANT FOR WALKING INTO and RAVANAMA. WALK was created in response to the horrific gang rape in a moving bus and eventual tragic death of Jyoti Singh in 2012. Maya taught acting for many years at the National School of Drama, Delhi. Till recently she was a professor at the Shiv Nadar University where she designed a postgraduate diploma programme - TEST - Theatre for Education and Social Transformation" a first in any institute of higher education in India. Maya continues to conduct workshops in the use of arts as a teaching-learning methodology.

Dates & Time: 29th November (9 pm) | 30th November (6 & 9 pm) | 1st December (6 & 9 pm).
Venue: G5A, Laxmi Mills Compound, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.

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