Festivals and Curating


Expression: Women’s Cultural Festival 1990

The four day national festival, first of its kind in India, comprised theatre, visual arts, a book exhibition and a symposium. It was our first attempt at collating multi-disciplinary voices and bridging political and artistic articulations around the readings of gender. The festival marked the inception of Majlis. Many of the participants of Expression later made significant contributions in the field of art practices in India.

June 2-5, 1990
Symposium:Representation of woman in Arts: IN
search of feminist methodology

June 2, 1990
Prithvi Theatre IN
Nayika Bed in Hindi by Vivaldi, New Delhi
Director Anuradha kapur

Mulgi Zhali Ho in Marathi Stree Mukti Sanghatna
Director Jyoti Mhapsekar

June 3, 1990
Ravindra Natya Mandir
VIY in Hindi by Nirakar, New Delhi
Director Anamika Haskar

kalajhata in Malayalam by KSSP, Trivandrum

June 4, 1990
Ravindra Natya Mandir
Lilavati by Cultural Centre, Madras
Director Chandralekha

jaginie Jau to in Gujrati by Majlis, Bombay
Director Madhushree Dutta

June 5, 1990
Prithvi Theatre
Kadithu Maye in Kanada by Spandana, Banglore
Director B Jayashree

Ulrikee meinhoff in Hindi by RangaKarmee, Culcutta
Director Usha Ganguli

An art exhibition and Book Bazar at venue of