The National Centre for the Performing Arts and The Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents ‘Forbidden’- a contemporary dance confronting taboos around female sexuality


A world premiere of contemporary dance based on Kathak which is going to be performed solo by Ms. Aditi Mangaldas called as FORBIDDEN on December 4, 2022. The event is commissioned by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation & co-commissioned by National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai Sadler’s Wells, London.

Female sexuality is private, but still the taboos around it need and demand that we take a stand on the universal, public, and personal grounds. History demonstrates a fundamental disdain to female sexual desire. Why are women across the world, in both conservative and liberal nations, sanctioned, assessed, controlled, persecuted, shamed, and eventually punished for having the courage to embrace their desire? Here is a creative expression- FORBIDDEN which has been released after months of internalization, debate, troughs and peaks as each collaborator offered nuance to the work. The concept, dance and choreography is by Aditi Mangaldas.

Venue: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre

Date & Time: 4 December 2022 | 6:00 pm

Price: Member Price- Rs.630, 450 & 270/- (Inclusive of GST)

Non-Member Price- Rs.700, 500 & 300/- (Inclusive of GST)

Duration: 75 minutes

Age Limit: 18+

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