•       2010 Events
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  • A participatory theatre performance
    Gender Shadow: An Invitation to Interrupt Injustice
    Monday December 13, 2010 6:30 pm
    Gender Shadow: An Invitation to Interrupt Injustice - In the street and in our minds, the shadows of gender oppression dance against the fabric of society. This interactive theatre piece invites audience members to enroll in a collective journey to dismantle the assumptions and beliefs that enable a climate of limited gender expression, objectification and violence. This performance speaks to young people in the voices of Youth from across India.

Students from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, under the direction of Arzu Mistry and Evan Hastings, will facilitate this dynamic interactive theatre experience.

Evan Hastings is a participatory theatre artist and drama therapist, who directs and produces original performance pieces that grapple with pressing issues while innovative aesthetics demand audience engagement.
    Arzu Mistry is a visual artist and arts educator who maintains a high level of dedication and enthusiasm to the Arts as a medium of personal empowerment, positive social change and an essential item in teaching and learning.

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  • An artists talk & illustrated presentation
    TO STRETCH THE HORIZONS OF MY CAGE
    Shantiniketan Performances 1996-2010
    by Syed Taufik Riaz,
    Saturday , September 4, 2010

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  • An illustrated presentation on Visual Cultures and Cinematic narration
    by Madhuja Mukherjee
    Early talkies, bazaar art, and talking through mise-en-scene
    Saturday , August 14, 2010
    This presentation examines the early talkies specially made by Debaki Bose. I argue that, films like Chandidas (1932, Bengali) and Bidyapati (1938, Bengali), address issues of 'authorship' through the popular. Written by Kazi Nazul Islam, Bidyapati produces a cinematic style that, draws heavily from various visual cultures, including medieval ragmala paintings and contemporary bazaar art etc. To use Debaki Bose’s words, “films that are deeply connected to literature and have become beautiful because these are linked to fine arts like music, dance, acting etc.” By using heavy doses of melodramatic elements like rhetorical dialogues, gestures, excessive performances, dance, music, and sound, Bose creates a narrative style that can be read as continuity as well as break from various existing modes. For instance in Chandidas, Bose deploys background scores, which S. D. Burman described as ‘appropriate’. The film also produces a visual design that creates a recognizable authorial style.

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  • An artist talk and presentation by London based newmedia artists group TRANSIT\ION In association with banglanatak dot com.
    TRANSIT\ION is a London based artist collective comprised of Magda Fabianczyk (Poland), Niels Staats (Holland), Arunas Survila(Lithuania) and Mathilda Fowler (UK).
    Their work, often taking the form of video installations, photography, performance and sculpture, is produced in response to events and encounters devised to bring culturally distinct groups together for a shared experience and exchange. Initiating these events TRANSIT\ION provides an open-ended framework, enabling cooperative artistic practise in an effort to mutually discover new creative possibilities.
    TRANSIT\ION COLLECTIVE and the TRANSFORMATION project are a development of TRANSIT 2009, a workshop that took place in Kolkata last January with Patachitra artists from India.