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The Chinky Express Comes to Town (2018)

The presence of a race that is not generally considered ‘Indian’ in mainland Indian spaces

often conjures up micro-aggressions (which are often prejudiced) in the majority and which

progresses into a superiority complex, and thus it further alienates the minority, almost as if,

the minority has to fit in a certain ‘box’ to exist in these kind of spaces. Why does anybody

have to normalize their existence? The main question the work tries to explore is how does a body that is subjugated to so much of bigotry responds? The most stable thing about any culture is considered to be its instability, so why fix it and name it? What happens when "somebody" decides to reclaim agency back to her own body? What if somebody decides to exhibit and embody the "slurs" and stereotypes but on her own terms and conditions?

Choreographer/Performer: Aseng Borang


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