At the Still Point

An Artsforward Presentation

Artsforward plans At the Still Point as a bimonthly (once in two months) opportunity to present extraordinary dance musings and movements in Kolkata across a variety of venues. The events would be curated to present artists whose work are unusual in content or context and would contribute to contemporary relevant social and political discourse. Beyond performances the initiative would also curate talks, screenings, interactions and other possible ways of interacting with art/dance lovers of Kolkata.

Our first edition in Jan 2016 presented

QUEEN-SIZE at Range Art Gallery

As a response to section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality 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.


Our second edition in July 2018 presented

BODY SENSE at Kolkata Centre for Creativity

Body Sense is the second presentation by At the Still Point and presents the work of two dynamic young women choreographers who choose to let their work address issues that are urgent and important. The performances organically turn into conversations with the audience, discussions about equal art, gendered bodies, ability, inclusivity, and privilege; or dialogues about violence and intolerance that are both subtle and obvious in our lives and manifest themselves in varied nuances. The performances play out in the minds of the audience, bodies speak creating a sensorial experience


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