Mandeep Raikhy (IND) «Queen-Size»

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As a response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality in India, «Queen-Size» is a choreographic exploration of the intimacy between two men. The choreographer Mandeep Raikhy takes the audience straight to the most intimate place of love: the bedroom. Played out on a charpoy, a traditional Indian bed, the two dancers create a bodily, sensual argument in favour of love for everyone. The intimate encounter is made deliberately visible and «Queen-Size» thus poses questions about privacy and voyeurism.
Dancers, Collaborators Lalit Khatana, Mandeep Raikhy
Choreography Mandeep Raikhy
Soundscore Yasuhiro Morinaga
Lighting Design Jonathan O’Hear
Technical Execution Kavi Dutt
Rehearsal Manju Sharma

Costumes Virkein Dhar
Charpoy Design Lalit Khatana
Executive Producers Sandbox Collective
Production Support Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Japan Foundation, Nishit Saran Foundation and Gati Dance Forum.