Queen-SIZE [2016] | 135 MINS

As a response to article 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises gay sex in India, Queen-size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, the duet examines the nuts and bolts – carnal, mechanical and emotional – of a close encounter between two male bodies. In deliberately making this encounter visible, Queen-size poses questions around spectatorship, privacy and dissent. The work has been triggered by Nishit Saran’s article titled 'Why My Bedroom Habits Are Your Business', first published in the Indian Express in January 2000. 

Queen-size runs in a 45-minute loop played out continuously over two and a half hours. The audience can enter the performance space at specific intervals through this period, and stay for as long as they like.

CHOREOGRAPHY  |  Mandeep Raikhy

SOUNDSCORE  |  Yasuhiro Morinaga

LIGHTING DESIGN  |  Jonathan O’Hear

DANCERS & COLLABORATORS  |  Lalit Khatana and Parinay Mehra

COSTUMES  |  Virkein Dhar

PHOTO CREDIT  |  Desmond Roberts

SUPPORTERS   I    Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Japan Foundation, Nishit Saran Foundation & Gati Dance Forum.

 

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