Tehzeeb-e-Tawaif: A Symposium on Courtesan Culture and Women Performers in India
Tawaifs and Baijis were once considered the epitome of performance art. Journey back into India’s performative past with a unique event that brings the magic, the mannerismsand mujras of the Tawaif back to life! Sufi Kathak Foundation and Avid Learning present an illuminating day-long Symposium exploring the role and significance of women artistes and how they irrevocably influenced dance and musical legacies of the Indian Tradition. Conceptualised by Kathak Dancer and Founder of the Sufi Kathak Foundation Manjari Chaturvedi this symposium will be divided into sessions that re-tell stories, reaffirm histories and address issues related to these exemplary performers.