TALKS & DISCUSSIONS
Professional encounters between students and directors
at NSD, Antarmukh
On “What about Machines?: Technology and Politics in Japan’s Contemporary Performance Culture” by Prof. Tadashi Uchino, from the University of Tokyo.
On "Schechner On Schechner the Director" by Dr. Richard Schechner from the Tisch School at NYU.
On the book, “Theatre & Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography” by its co- author, Prof. Jane Collins
On “Ready-Made-Actors and Remote-Controlled Audiences” by Stefan Kaegi, curator of Parallel Cities, interventions in public spaces.
The BRM this year will include two exhibitions –
Celebrating a Decade, 2002-2012
Tracing the trajectory of NSD over the last decade, with a focus on select productions and landmark moments in its journey. The scope of the exhibition will cover the School itself, student productions, the Repertory Company, TIE Company (including the new training centre at Tripura), and the Bengaluru Chapter.
A look at the popular performance traditions of Nautanki Swang (Uttar Pradesh), Jatra (Bengal), Jhadipatti (Maharashtra), Natya Sangeet (Maharashtra), and the extremely successful commercial theatre company, Surabhi Theatres (Andhra Pradesh).
An operatic song cycle performance/video installation. The libretto of Confined draws on Ovid's myth of Narcissus and Echo and follows the journey of a young woman’s descent into the underworld; as she comes to terms with the trauma of her past and consequences of irreversible action.
Dir: Younes Bachir, Spain
A new devised performance piece which explores subjective ideas and propositions of parallel/multiple selves. Abandoning conventional linear narratives, the work invites the viewer to journey into an evocative landscape of non-stories told through visual and physical segments.
Dir: Sujay Saple, Mumbai.
A looped performative exploration of contemporary relationships, undertaken through text, movement, dance, sound and space. Shakespeare’s Ophelia, Lorca’s Yerma, and Pinter’s unnamed girl in an urban café. They are bound by a common chord – the need to express female desire, and to open themselves to vulnerability and strength.
Dir: Moon Moon Singh, Delhi.
An installation theatre project based on the tradition of turbans in India, with integrated elements of theatre, dance, music, and design. It is a theatrical installation performance by more than twenty artists displaying their skills on the stage, with state-of-the-art sound and light effect.
Dir: Dinesh Yadav
PUBLIC SPACE PROJECT
An interactive installation in which the audience will be able to enter a compact circular space, where the main spotlight goes on the person standing on that spot. The main idea behind this interaction is for the audience to improvise within a fixed space, a certain spot, where he or she may just let go of anything they want to…
Dir: Pallav Chander
Parallel Cities, Delhi 2013
Four artists have each chosen a location in Delhi as observation stations for urban phenomena. The project makes theatre out of public spaces, and invites the audience to subjectively experience places built for anonymous crowds. It offers four perspectives on one city. A festival, that doesn’t transport stage sets or companies of actors but ideas.
Curated by: Stefan Kaegi and Lola Arias
Presented by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.