Vol. 6, No. 4 / Reviews & Reflections Exploring HonourA Mumbai Courtesan in Montréal By Veena Gokhale Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan October 3-6, 2019, Montréal Arts Interculturels (MAI) Montréal, Québec Exploring Honour. Photo by Alex Waterhouse Hayward. Share Article Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, defies stereotypes, upturns expectations and makes a strong appeal to your humanity. On …

Vol. 6, No. 4 / Reprints Fluid IdentitiesBeyond Destinations curatorial essay By Ian Iqbal Rashid Share Article Editor’s note: Rungh Reprints is a new series of occasional archival reprints which will feature significant pieces of writing that need to be revisited to link pasts, presents and futures. This essay by Ian Iqbal Rashid provides a context for “South Asian” film …

Vol. 6, No. 4 / Reviews & Reflections Streams Coming Together1990’s video in Vancouver and beyond By Shani Mootoo Her sweetness lingers, 1994, 12 mins. Share Article All of my videos–except Friday–were made in the 1990’s, when I was living in Vancouver. My first, Lest I Burn, was made in 1991. Vancouver of the time was brimming with activism against racism, …

Vol.6, No. 4 / Reviews & Reflections Reflections on Bolo BoloHIV/AIDS, ‘Black Arts’, and LGBTQ rights By Sunil Gupta Bolo Bolo Ian Rashid and Kaspar Saxena Canada, 1991, 30 mins Early Pride march, Montreal, c. 1972. Share Article Looking back at that moment in 1991 of direct action against inaction and invisibility, that is the backdrop of this film, was profoundly …

Vol. 6, No. 4 / Reviews & Reflections Changing Brands, Shifting Sites and SightsA reflection on 5X Festival’s programming challenges By Conner Singh VanderBeek The 2011 poster for the City of Bhangra Festival. Share Article When Delhi 2 Dublin founding member Tarun Nayar was appointed Artistic Director for Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC), it was clear that the annual …

Vol. 6, No. 4 / Reviews & Reflections Fantasy of Acceptance in Bard on the Beach’s All’s Well That Ends Well? By Rusaba Alam Image by Emily Cooper. Share Article In the new Bard on the Beach adaptation of All’s Well That Ends Well, co-creators and directors Johnna Wright and Rohit Chokhani set the drama in the 1940s, leading up …

Vol. 6, No. 3 / Reviews & Reflections Making Queer Pakistani Women Visible in Patthar Ki Zabaan By Sanchari Sur Patthar Ki Zabaan The Rhubarb Festival Toronto, Ontario February 20, 2019 Erum Khan + Tijiki Morris (co-creators + performers) Camila Diaz-Varela (performer) Nicholas Murray (sound designer) Michelle Urbano (puppetry coaching) Photo by Connie Tsang Share Article Patthar Ki Zabaan interrogates …

Vol. 6, No. 3 / Reviews & Reflections Undone ExpectationsSoleimanpour’s Nassim reviewed By Rusaba Alam Writer and Performer: Nassim Soleimanpour Various Performers The Cultch, Historical Theatre Vancouver, BC May 7-18, 2019 Nassim. David Monteith Hodge. Share Article Audience expectations are undone again and again in Nassim, an experimental performance work by Nassim Soleimanpour, staged at the Cultch from May 7 …

Vol. 6, No. 3 / Reviews & Reflections Kathak and Tap Dance Converse By Veena Gokhale Rhythm Rewritten Seema Mehta and Jason Samuels Smith Montreal, Quebec May 18, 2019 At the Festival Acces Asie Organized by Festival Acces Asie and the Kabir Cultural Centre Kathak & Tap Dance – 1Kathak & Tap Dance – 2Kathak & Tap Dance – 3Kathak …

Vol. 6, No. 3 / Reviews & Reflections Material Questioning: Durrah Alsaif’s Jawahir: Jewels By Simranpreet Anand Jawahir: Jewels Deerlake Gallery, Burnaby, BC August 18 – September 15, 2018 Organized by Burnaby Arts Council Durrah Alsaif, Jawahir:Jewels. Share Article I first became familiar with Durrah Alsaif’s work through the larger-than-life portraits that hung over the the Stadium/Chinatown Skytrain station this past …