Ronidkumar Chingambam

Arts Practice

Grant Period: over one year and three months

For the creation of a musical performance based on notions of Manipuri identity embedded in the literature and folklore of the Meitei community, particularly that of its diaspora, spread across Assam, Bangladesh and Tripura. Through extensive field trips and interviews, the project will explore migration histories, stories and songs of the Meitei community to understand constructions and erasures of identity both within and outside of Manipur. The performance seeks to generate fresh perspectives into the current socio-political landscape of the state. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be an audio CD, documentation from the field trip, stills and video recordings of the premiere performance.