Who is She? MOODS OF NĀYIKĀ is a celebration of the nāyikā - the heroine - who is etched into ancient Indian literature. In eight dynamic episodes our ashta nāyikā emerges with agency, and all at once uncertain, sexy and powerful. Created by Chicago South Asian performers, dancemaker Ashwaty Chennat and drag performer Abhijeet, this is an explosion of South Asian queer artistry and the rising scene of local digital performance.
Join us for the world premiere in-person screening of MOODS OF NĀYIKĀ at the Music Box Theatre!
6-7 Reception with themed cocktails and live musical performance by Chethan Anant in the Lounge
7-7:20 Live dance and drag performances by Masala Sapphire, Laksha Dantran, Ashwaty Chennat
7:20-7:55 Premiere screening of the digital performance film, MOODS OF NĀYIKĀ
7:55-8:15 Q&A Discussion with Artistic Team