June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Capsule: Shifting Normal

By Mushtari Afroz, Imran Noor Mohammed, Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb

Normality is an illusion just like a mirage. Giving us a sense of comfort for a short while, then it disappears before reappearing in a new form. Transient, unstable and on a continuous journey like a river it shifts our life’s trajectory, contorts our purpose, and throws us into the abyss of whirlpool while renewing us for a new time.

COVID-19 is now our reality and in the future, the slow-burning crisis of climate change will take that place. Are artists resilient enough to turn these dark ruptures in life into inspirations to courageously reimagine creativity that will stand the test of uncertain times to give hope to the future of quintessentially human art forms?

Main Image: Mushtari Afroz in Shifting Normal