March 4th, 2019 Posted In: art & culture

Team TNV


On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with India Foundation for the Arts & The Heritage Network invite you to `Grinding Stories’ Songs from Goa: a poetic exploration of women’s voices – on Friday, March 8, 7.00 pm.

The programme brings together vernacular and translated renditions of ‘oviyo’ songs that are sung over the grinding stone by women in rural Goa.  Word, movement and objects come together in an experiential tableau that symbolically explores domestic spaces and gendered objects, highlighting women’s resilience. 

Oviyos & Performance by: Sarojini Bhiva Gaonkar, Shubhada Chari & Rucheera Verekar

Directed by: Anagha Deshpande

Presentation and Reading by: Heta Pandit and Lina Vincent

The programme is a collaboration between IFA & Goa Chitra museum fellow and curator Lina Vincent, with writer & heritage advocate Heta Pandit, author of the book Grinding Stories – Songs from Goa: a translation of 26 oviyos.

Venue: Sunaparanta amphitheatre, Near Army House, Altinho, Panaji – Goa

For more details contact: OR call on 0832-2421311. 


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