September 27 – September 28, 2014
12 – 6PM

A Performance Art Series Curated by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) DUMBO Arts Festival 2014 September 27–28, 12–6pm Performances take place at The SAWCC Street Hub 1 Main Street (at Plymouth Street) Brooklyn, New York 11201 SAWCC invites you to revel in and reveal your own contentious, uplifting, and complex notions of Beauty. Share offerings of your precious objects of beauty and be showered with compliments for your most reviled parts. Cringe as a woman chops off her lustrous locks while asking you to contribute yours. Alter a woman’s skin complexion in the best way you see fit. Take a selfie with a woman in a hijab and see that you both look damn good! Celebrate your beautiful scars and emotional and physical strength through rituals of sound, gesture, and movement. Beauty grapples with skin color, gender, hair, body image, clothing, and how media influences self-image in this series of interactive performances with Shahnaz Habib; Rachel Kalpana James (with Svetlana Swinimer); Sunita Mukhi; Qinza Najm; Nooshin Rostami; Reya Sehgal; and Purvi Shah, Parul Shah, and Deesha Narichania. Curated by Shelly Bahl and Sunita Mukhi. Please visit for a schedule, descriptions of the performances, and bios of the performers!

Image: Reya Sehgal in “Black or White or”