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Conceived and performed by Mallika Taneja

Caution is central to a woman’s experience of life in India. It is prescribed, imbibed and practiced with rigour, so that women can be ‘safe’.

Thoda Dhyaan Se (Be Careful) is a satirical piece that challenges this notion of safety. Rooted in a widespread anger against the everyday violence against women, the performance confronts the unfortunate conflation between the manner in which women dress and the atrocities committed against them. Stripping down a culture hiding behind its ignorant, prudish mores, Mallika Taneja exposes the contradictions at the heart of India’s stunted social progress.

Be Careful resonates with women and men all over. Although rooted in India, the multilayered issues that the piece addresses has found in many other contexts: United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy, Australia, Japan.

Download the artistic portfolio: BeCareful (ENG).pdf

Download the technical rider: TECH - Be Careful (ENG).pdf

Download the press review : BE CAREFUL_press.pdf


New Delhi, Inde


2019 / 2020 SEASON

21st September 2019

Contemporanea Festival, Prato (IT)

24th Sept to 5th Oct 2019

Les Tanneurs, Brussels (BE)

9th & 10th October 2019

Sirenos Festival, Vilnius (LT)

27th November 2019

Vooruit, Ghent (BE)

29th November 2019

NEXT Festival, Harelbeke (BE)

2018 / 2019 SEASON

10th to 15th July 2018

Santarcangelo Dei Teatri (IT)

26th & 27th October 2018

Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens (GR)

30th & 31st May 2019

Wildwuchs Festival, Basel (CH)

2016 / 2017 SEASON

August 2016

Mladi Levi Festival, Ljubljana (SI)

October 2016

Colombo Dance Platform, Sri Lanka (LK)

February 2017

Studio Safdar, New Delhi (IN)

TPAM - Yokohama, Tokyo (JP)

March 2017

Sitara Studios, Mumbai (IN)

Women of the World Festival, Melbourne (AU)

May 2017

Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR)

2015 / 2016 SEASON

August 2015

Zurich Theatre Spektakel (CH)

December 2015

Les Urbaines, Lausanne (CH)

January 2016

International Theatre Festival of Kerala (IN)

February 2016

Goethe Institute Bangalore (IN)

April 2016

Festival 100% La Villette, Paris (FR)

May 2016

Alchemy Festival, London (UK)


December 2014

Jaipur Rang Mahotsav (IN)

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