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 Govind Singh & Kavi Dutt
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.