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Drama | Silent | 14+ | 1hr
Surjit Nongmeikapam
Surjit Nongmeikapam
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Nerves’ is a performance art piece, rooted from the expressions of the voiceless people from Manipur, a state nestled in the Northeast corner of India. Through the medium of our performance, we are trying to explore the lives that have been exhausted by the constant questioning of one’s world without any answer. In Nerves, we have poured ourselves over the dissonance that has been perpetuating through various issues of conflict and human rights violations in our homeland. In a land where we internalize our angst against this conflict and limbo of violence, we have been played over, like a ‘kangdroom’, the ball of a polo game, bound by the puppetry of power battles by the elites and authorities, in the course of which, indigenous peoples’ rights have been sold and marketed for profit. These frustrations are embodied into the piece, whereby, we as performers try to explore a new medium to express our emotions, our guilt, our helplessness, and our vulnerability. The silent torture that each of us go through, we have tried to appropriate that into our performance. Although the roots of this piece are grounded in Manipur and the Northeast of India, the struggle is universal; the struggle and the search for peace.

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