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The Maze - A Devised Performance


Dec 26 2023 to Dec 26 2023 7 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

The Maze is a devised artistic creation that fuses text, movement, poetry, music, theatre, and cutting-edge technology to challenge prevailing notions of beauty, femininity, motherhood, and the deification of womanhood. In navigating the complex labyrinth of societal norms and expectations, we seek to explore the political through the personal, drawing from lived experiences and stories of women navigating patriarchy.

Surabhi Bharadwaj’s own journey and the experiences of women around her, opened her eyes to the profound impact of patriarchy on the female body. The work delves into rigid gender roles, inadequate support systems, unrealistic beauty standards, and societal pressures, shedding light on their detrimental effects on self- esteem, body image, and mental health, especially during postpartum. This societal maze, intertwined with hegemonic ideologies, often traps the vulnerable. This is also reflected in the current political climate in the United States, where legislation is used to control women’s bodies and deprive them of their bodily autonomy and parenting choices. This served as a catalyst for the creation of The Maze.

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