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Performances


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

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Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Sunday, JAN 12, 2020  5:00 pm

Other Worlds Are Possible: re-imagining through "cultural acupuncture”
With Parmesh Shahani

When you want to change the way people and communities think and act, what do you do? While brainwashing or the use of force seems to be the preferred way across the world today, we’d like to celebrate those efforts that offer alternative possibilities to people, believing in our potential to choose that which is for ‘the good of all’.

Parmesh Shahani, located within the Godrej corporate system, has been conducting what he refers to as ‘cultural acupuncture’ (drawing from the Harry Potter Alliance’s use of the term) with the overall aim of creating a more inclusive India. Through the work of the Godrej India Culture Lab, he asks what it means to be modern and Indian, and invites people into the discourse. Through his writing and LGBTQ activism, he inspires Godrej as well as other Indian corporations to be LGBTQ inclusive.

We are delighted to invite Parmesh Shahani - queer author, culture curator, fashion diva - to Mumbai Local, to connect the dots between his two very public experiments: the Godrej India Culture Lab and his LGBTQ activism. He will talk about what it means to be working from within a corporate space, how jugaad – extreme resourcefulness – is key to reframing paradigms and empowering new ways of seeing and being, and why he believes in having a ton of fun while doing all this.

So as Parmesh says himself, he’s here, he’s queer, and you really don’t want to miss his fabulous Mumbai Local talk – so be there on Sunday!

Session curated by Sameera Iyengar

Venue: Education Centre
Entry free with Museum ticket
Register via BookMyShow

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About the Speaker

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.


Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.


Sunday, Jan 05, 2020


Sufi
Swar Sadhna Music Group
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pop Fusion
Shubhashish Upadhyay & Bhavik Mehta
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, Jan 19, 2019


Bengali Folk Music
Basundhara Banerjee
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Uttarbhartiya Folk
Achchai Pandey & Manoj Sharma
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.