Unbroken Time, Infinite Space: The Acrobatic Poetry of Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Saturday, May 14, 2022
4 – 6PM

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Library for the Performing Arts is delighted to present an afternoon of poetry, dance, and conversation with writer and actor Nandana Dev Sen. She will be joined by dancer and choreographer Preeti Vasudevan, actor Sarita Choudhury, and writer Marina Budhos, who will share their own interpretations of the poetry through performance and discussion.

Nandana will read from Acrobat, Nabaneeta Dev Sen‘s radiant collection of poetry about womanhood, intimacy, and the body politic that together evokes the arc of an ordinary life. Dev Sen’s rhythmic lines explore the contours of first love, motherhood, loss and decay with a restless, tactile imagination, both picking apart and celebrating the rituals that make us human. Translated with lightness and lyricism her daughter Nandana, Acrobat is at once compassionate and unsparing, conversational and symphonic.