|| Queering the Night 1.0 ||
Queering the Night — is a festival celebrating the ever-evolving queer art and performance space in Hyderabad; welcoming outside performers to add to this already heady mélange of wonderfully-queer expression.
This première edition brings: Mayamma — Kuttanad’s very own daughter-of-the-soil kairali drag queen; Sexxxy Lexxxy — the fire and brimstone of Bangalore’s blossoming burlesque movement; and Navin Noronha, India’s first gay stand-up comedian to the hub of Hyderbad’s performance-culture-scene,
The event, organised by Queer Collective India’s Hyderabad chapter, hopes to enable queer-identifying performers and encourage queer-themed pieces of work by presenting them to a larger audience as a means of queer advocacy. QCI also involves itself in day-to-day advocacy, inculcating a positive individualistic zeal in communities, driving social change one campaign at a time.
The Bangalore and Mumbai-based artistes are being curated by Queer Arts Movement India (QAMI); a collective that hopes to identify potential talent in the queer comunity across India; helping them enable their roles as social changers through the powerful mediums of art and performance.
Queering the Night 1.0 hopes to be the first of many similar events organised in Hyderabad, with a view of expanding the city’s queer performance experience and encouraging local talent to participate more.
This edition features the much-celebrated film maker and performance artiste, Avinash Matta, who will be representing the Nizam city’s overflowing pool of queer artistes.
Performance slots are still available for Hyderabad-based queer identifying/allied artistes. Please contact QCI.
If you would like more information, please contact:
QCI: Sachin @ +918884914690 | firstname.lastname@example.org
QAMI: Romal @ +919986156123 | email@example.com
Date : Saturday, 26th September
Time : 7.30PM
Venue : La Makaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad