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Performance duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Sublime Virtue references both Draupadi, the mythological eternal virgin married to five brothers, and Bose’s grandmother, who was married at age seven. Speaking to women’s rights over their bodies and access to education, the performance involves a bed outdoors and wrapping/unwrapping the artist’s body with a 216-foot sari covered with writing by Bangladeshi women.

The performance is part of Storytelling with Saris, an ongoing collaboration with 12 women from Katakhali, Bangladesh. Katakhali is Bose's ancestral village, on an island disappearing from climate change.

Sublime Virtue at DUMBO Arts Festival