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Art meets science in performance on surrogate mothers

Indian sociologist and stage performer Amrita Pande examines the commercialization of surrogacy in a performance lecture

Commercial surrogacy is becoming increasingly popular in India. Couples from around the world are able to fulfill their dreams of parenting their own biological children and surrogate mothers are able to gain up to five years salary during their pregnancy.

Is this a winning situation for everyone involved or an exploitation of poor women in Third World countries? Amrita Pande will examine the ethical dilemmas that arise from the commercialization of surrogacy by telling the untold stories of the surrogate mothers.

The lecture/performance is a collaboration between the Danish-based production company Global Stories and the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies.

It will take place Tuesday 24 November at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, 25 November at 4:00pm at the University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Vej 4, Auditorium 22.0.11.

Tickets are free and can be ordered at

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