DISCOMFORT DISCO 1
MOHABBAT KA SHARBAT (SHERBET OF LOVE) by Aman Mohammadi
22.10. 17:30 – 18:30 (CEST) 21:00 – 22:00 (IST)
23.10. 17:30 – 18:30 (CEST) 21:00 – 22:00 (IST)
Sexual Content, Age Advisory 16+ | Platform: Zoom | Registration: Registrations for this practice will start on 15th October | What You Need: Something to drink, a body measuring tape, a pen and paper
MOHABBAT KA SHARBAT (SHERBET OF LOVE) will be a piece about the politics of identity, minority and a plus size Muslim body trying to create a space of love, hope and comfort in the most discomforting times. With an excruciating and humiliating experience of constantly being associated with certain food items all her life, Aman Mohammadi ’s piece will be a reflection of her personal experiences. This performance piece will be an amalgamation of struggles, ignominy, rejections, objectifications, associations, discomfiture and discomforts concerning shapes, sizes and identity through eatables. In the duration of this performance, Aman Mohammadi will make Mohabbat ka Sharbat, a delicacy that’s famous during Ramzan, the holy month of fasting in Muslims. In between this preparation, questions related to construction of one’s identity (physical, social, political, religious) shall be discussed.
DISCOMFORT DISCO is a series of short, interactive digital performances that deal with a variety of discomforts experienced by the artists. Three artists create new pieces that get performed from their homes, and enter into those of the audiences, inviting people to peep into their worlds and how they navigate them. All while making some chai, green tea and sherbet!
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By | With Aman Mohammadi Light Ujjaini Gosh Poem | Co-Script Rajesh Nirmal
Aman Mohammadi is a Delhi based research scholar and a performance artist. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research includes a study of marginalized Muslim performing communities. She is interested in socio-political theatre, minority and gender studies and body politics. Belonging to a minority community herself, Aman Mohammadi’s experiences play a significant role in governing her politics. Aman Mohammadi has been a part of different theatre societies over a period of time and has performed almost all over India. She is currently part of LEGENDS OF PRINCESS SRI RATNA, a play by Theatre I-Entertainment supported by Korean Cultural Centre India in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations. She is also part of ALLEGEDLY, a play about consent, sexual assault and social justice, directed by Mallika Taneja and performed online on zoom for different theatre festivals like- SPRING Utrecht, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Germany, KunstencentrumVooruit, Kaserne, and many more. Aman Mohammadi was also active during the anti CAA/NRC (Citizenship Amendment Bill/National Register of Citizen) movement, as a part of Zanana Ensemble, and performed ZANANA KA ZAMANA at different protest sites led by women. The play celebrated the power of Muslim women who came forward to lead the protest against this draconian act. In 2018, she was also selected for Summer School of Cologne (sic), Germany.