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Pink Sari Revolution recounts the real-life story of India’s Gulabi Gang, which translates as ‘Pink Gang’ – an activist sisterhood and mass movement of over 400,000 pink sari-wearing women across Northern India who fight against the oppression of women. It has been developed into a stage production by Curve’s Associate Director Suba Das, and we would like to invite you – the community, – to speak up and respond to this potent and relevant story.
On Sat 7 Oct we will share the responses in a morning of scenes, spoken word, poetry, song, stand up, and any other creative mediums that express our reactions to this evocative, inspiring new play.
The project will offer participants the chance to create their own short performance piece responding to the story and themes of Pink Sari Revolution. All performers will be supported and mentored by Julia Thomas (former RTYDS Director at Curve), and will have access to the Pink Sari Revolution rehearsals and play text to inspire their work.
This project is suitable for performers, writers, directors and anyone interested in responding to this incredible story, aged 14+.
Key dates for your diary:
- Wed 6 Sep, 6pm – 9pm & Wed 20 Sep, 6pm – 9pm – Inspiration and ideas workshops with Julia Thomas
- Fri 6 Oct, 4pm – 6pm – Run through on the set
- Sat 7 Oct, 10.30am – On the Set sharing for an invited audience of friends and family – we will provide the tea and cake!
There will also be opportunities for you to:
- Prepare your response in rehearsal spaces at Curve
- Observe rehearsals & technical rehearsals
- Meet the Creative team
- Attend a group trip to see Pink Sari Revolution
To apply to perform or to create a response piece please email [email protected] by 5pm on Thu 31 Aug, telling us a little bit about yourself and the work that you are interested in making.
To read about our previous Community response piece What the People Saw, please follow this link to participant and artist Carol Leeming‘s blog: https://daretodiva2000.wordpress.com
Our Foyer Stage is a space where local, up-and-coming artists, local schools and community groups can showcase their work. Previous artists who have performed include: BBC Introducing (East Midlands), The Simpletones, Eternal Taal, The Dreamettes, Rachael Ball, Elize DeLite’s Electro-Tease, Govannen Irish Ceilidh, Leicester Library Services Family Storytelling and The Rutland Big Band.
The Foyer Stage is open to applications from groups and individuals, offering you the chance to perform in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant cultural quarter. Selected acts will be given a slot on the foyer stage, usually before or after a Curve theatre performance. Whilst we will expect you to cover your own expenses, your performance will give you the opportunity to play to a potential audience of up to 1000 people. Curve will provide technical operators on the day and promote your performance through our social media networks.
If you are interested in displaying your work at Curve, please read the guidelines for Artists information below and then contact [email protected]
Throughout the year, we offer visual artists in the region the opportunity to display their work to our many thousands of annual visitors a year in our Curve Gallery. Over the past year, we have presented two major exhibitions by graduating Fine Art students from De Montfort University, alongside exhibitions by Emma Jackson, Paul Barrand and Lynne Howarth.
Curve Gallery is open to expressions of interest from individual visual artists or groups looking to exhibit together. If you are interested in presenting your work at Curve, please email [email protected], including a sample of your work.
Are you a local artist? And would you like to be the first to hear about workshops, masterclasses and special ticket offers available? If so, sign up to our Artists’ Network at [email protected] to be kept up-to-date with future opportunities.
Designed by Kasabian’s keyboardist Ben Kealey, our Foyer Piano is free for musicians to play for either scheduled performances or impromptu sessions. Come and have a play…