New Delhi Premiere of I am +: Dance Theater on HIV in India

This HIV Vaccine Awareness Day,New York-based Delhi Dance Theater and Delhi-based PULSE are partnering with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) to present “I am +,” a dance theater piece which will explore the highs and lows of living and working with HIV in India, underlining the importance of ongoing scientific research aimed at ending the epidemic.


“I am +” is a collaborative effort, developed with musicians, visual artists, and scientists. The performance will help you understand the character of the virus, the socio-psychological impact of testing positive and the science of research, through the eyes of researchers and positive patients.

The event will be held at LTG Auditorium near Mandi House. It will commence with a lobby art fair, including HIV illustration stories by leading illustrator Indu Harikumar and IAVI. These along withinteractive photo and video stations will provide a deeper insight into the subject.

Post-performance, there will also be an interactive panel discussion offering an opportunity for the audience to engage with the artists and experts, around the subject. Join us for this unique experience illustrating science through arts.

Artist Credits:

Performances by: Priyasha Bhardwaj (IN), Aseng Borang (IN), Leah Raphael Curtis (US), Chan Chan Devi (IN), Rinku Gaonbura (IN), Piyush Kumar (IN) and Emily Mcloughlin (UK).

Live music performed by: Fakhroddin Ghaffari (IR), Mohit Lal (IN), Nawa Lanzilotti (US), Loic Sanlaville (FR), and Tritha Sinha (IN).
Art: Shruti Dutta (IN)

Live projections: Vinny Bhagat (IN).

Light design: Deepa Dharmadhikari

Event Partners: US Embassy, USAID, PEPFAR, AVAC, IAVI, and Delhi Rock

Timing: Friday 18th May 2018, 5:30 pm, onwards

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