Street performances, lectures by Benilde’s Mukhi

DLS-CSB's  Dr. Sunita S. Mukhi

Auda-City to Perform, a reflection on shows which literally took to the streets, is set to be conducted on Feb. 28, 3 p.m. at the SDA Cinema of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

The seminar is inspired off a paper presented by Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster (BACC) Associate Dean Dr. Sunita S. Mukhi at the Performance Studies International Conference in Hamburg, Germany recently.

The lecture touches on Mukhi’s experiences in Love Gone Wrong, Love Redeemed: The Dante Project, Mga Misteryo ng Liwanag: Christ’s Luminous Mysteries, and Exploring Escolta, wherein the college’s student-artists claimed spaces that are not often used for dramatic purposes for their creative expression.

 In her abstract, she explained: “These productions were massive, involving over 400 participants. They were long and demanding of both performers and audiences. Two out of three productions or ‘pilgrimages’ were based on Christian literary texts, while Exploring Escolta was bound by another albeit profane covenant, which included a memo of understanding with the Escolta Commercial Association Inc., comprised of building owners who wanted to revitalize the Queen of Streets as a lucrative cultural hub.”

 Mukhi is a cultural producer, theater and performance artist, and an interdisciplinary performance scholar. She served as Program Coordinators at the Asia Society, Stony Brook University, and then at the Charles B. Wang Asian/American Center.

Her book Doing the Desi Thing: Performing Indianness in New York City is based on her doctoral dissertation in Performance Studies from New York University.

 Dr. Sunita S. Mukhi performs Serpent Tempting Eve

 The general public is most welcome to attend.

For interested parties, contact Cheng Villarosa at 230-5100 local 3813 or email

Guests need to pre-register at, or at the venue.

The SDA Cinema is located at the 12th Floor of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts Campus, 950 Pablo Ocampo (Vito Cruz) Street, Malate, Manila.

Topics: Auda-City , Perform , SDA Cinema , DLS-CSB , BACC , Associate Dean , Dr. Sunita S. Mukhi
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