|Ticket Price:||₹ Free Entry|
|Age:||5 years and above|
|Cast:||Nidhi Mariam Jacob and Padmalatha Ravi|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
What started off as an experiment to paint on different medium as canvases, after years of painting on walls, fabric, paper, metal and wood, Nidhi wanted to paint on something that felt alive. Like wet clay with air passing through it, breathing and moving. From this came the exploration of painting on human bodies - A living, breathing canvas. When Padma came across Nidhi’s Breathing Canvas project, she was intrigued. Would it be possible to take away the male gaze, the lover’s gaze and see these bodies that hold a million stories? Could she tell their stories through the art that Nidhi was creating on these women’s bodies?
This project is an exploration on women reclaiming their bodies and creating powerful narratives within shared spaces, through the simplicity and honesty of touch, silence, and breath; a wholly intimate and non-sexualized representation of the human body.
Our bodies are our biggest storytellers. Shapes, sizes, colour, scars, marks, burns, and more adorn our bodies with stories and memories. With “Breathing Canvas”, Nidhi and Padmalatha highlight the sensitivity that what is Personal is political.
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.