“Untamed Donkeys” is an outdoor performance with 7 dancers from Indian origin.
The work is a reaction to the recent crimes against women in India. Though this is a global phenomenon the work investigates the gang rapes that have become frequent in the past few years in India as its case study. One must think this is the outcome of suppressed mindset, and the solution is never going to be achieving by punishment.
The reasons for suppression might as well be in the very early, very basic theory of an “ideal boy” present in every culture. Further, the objectification of women, the conservative approach in relations between men and women in the patriarchal system, misconception of masculinity, religious suppression, and everyday violence might very well be the reasons behind developing the suppressed mindset.
The movement ideas were developed for the different social, popular culture and political situation which has men gathering in groups and working as a mob to get a to a particular result doctored by the social system, like the act of conquering a land, let phenomenon of brotherhood, the culture of groupies in religions, in teens, in working-class people, in immigrants, etc. The work addresses the aftereffect of such gathering which normally turns into violence of some kind. The male anxiety that is created by the social hierarchy is the center subject matter of the work.
The performances will be in public spaces. The reason to put the work out of the theatre is to talk about the subjects which are considered unspeakable in the public sphere. This designed to encourage the audience to look at the system for change. This hour-long performance at the time of down between 17 to 18 hour. Work will be performed in the transition time of people between workplace and returning to regular life.