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Digital Performance

This is how you move them

‘This is How You Move Them’ is a performative essay looking at the role of moustaches and penises at the Wagah Border Ceremony and the role of ideology in a democracy.

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This is how you move them

Time & Location

18 Apr, 4:00 pm – 30 Apr, 11:59 pm

Digital Performance

About the event

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes Language: English and Hindi

Many posters from the post-colonial period show an image of a muscular Indian man with a thick, black moustache that curls up on both ends, and can be twisted on demand. He is shown speaking about the ‘Five Year Plan’ for India’s development next to a relatively lanky British soldier. There is this old saying Moochh nahi, toh kuchh nahi which directly translates to If you don’t have a moustache, you don't have anything. But in the border regions of Punjab, it is understood differently: If you don't have a moustache, you don't have a penis.

This is how you move them is a performative essay looking at the role of moustaches and penises at the Wagah Border Ceremony and the role of ideology in a democracy.

Written and Directed by Urvi Vora

Performed by Ankit Pandey and Lauren Robinson

Visual and Sound Design by Sijya Gupta

Website Design by Hiren Kangad & Shaunaq Madan

Filmed by Annette Jacob

Mixed and Mastered by Jay Panelia

This performance is supported by the Goethe-Institut and Max Mueller Bhavan as a part of Refunction, 2021.

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Your contribution will support Aagaaz Theatre Trust, an organisation dedicated towards creating safe and inclusive learning spaces in 2 communities and 5 public schools for 1400 children.

Our goal is to raise 40 lakhs in 4 weeks. (21 March - 22 April '22)

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