Transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer Ali Asgar investigates traditional South Asian gender performativity through the popular Bengali folktale, Roopbaan. An iconic symbol of ambiguous desire, the titular heroine Roopbaan has been reclaimed to express marginal queer experiences of the Bangladeshi LGBTQ community.
Through their new performance installation project, Asgar has reimagined Roopbaan as a futuristic drag queen to create a spectacle at the intersection of gender, desire and fantasy.
$10-$30, sliding scale
Asian Arts Initiative
PA - Philadelphia
Paid Event,FREE with admission,No Cost
$6-$10 per person,$11-$19 per person,$20 & up per person
Registration requested but not required
Middle School & Teens,Parents
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