Performing Arts

The Actresses of the Odin Teatret
by Rebecca   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Julia Varley in her work demonstration Odin Teatret is a theatre company based in Holstebro, Denmark. Founded by Italian theatre director Eugenio Barba in 1964, the first company of actors was a group of young artists who failed to gain admission to the Oslo State Theatre School. On Monday, Julia Varley, a member of Odin's company of actors, gave a compelling presentation on the actresses of the Odin Teatret's company. Throughout the hour, Julia spoke to the strength, exploration, and some of the work that she and her fellow actresses have been engaging in for over 20 years. Read more

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Tantidhatri: Piel Des Violetas
by Divya   
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Roxana as Ophelia (Photographer: Jyoti)Theater scholar and professor and actress, Roxana Pineda, from Cuba played a number of roles to weave her solo performance of Piel Des Violetas. It is inspired by Ophelia, one of William Shakespeare's most famous characters, and expresses a flow of consciousness, almost like a meditation. Roxana's performance was powerful and intense and certainly not to be missed. We hope to give you a flavor of Piel Des Violetas through this audio recording. Read more

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Kamigatamai begins Tantidhatri
by Divya   
Monday, 12 March 2012
Keiin Yoshimura performing the Kamigata-mai in the typical female style (Photographer: Jyoti)Keiin Yoshimura opened the Tantidhatri International Women's Performing Arts Festival with her captivating Kamigatamai dance performance of Japan, at the Unity Pavillion in International Zone on Sunday, March 11, 2012. This dance form, Kamigata-mai, was born and developed in the Kamigata (Kyoto-Osaka) region of Japan in the 16th Century. For the viewers and listeners, this performance is a great way of coming closer with the Japanese culture, its dance, music, costume and the instruments. Read more

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Urban Tao Ecocentric
by Vida   
Monday, 12 March 2012

Overgorund Arts Alliance (Photographer: Vida)As part of the Invocation of Bulgarian Pavilion, six actors of the Overground Arts Alliance with Stojan Radev shared with us the story of constant struggle of the modern urban "slave" who makes a choice on his evolutionary journey. Homo Novus starts on the path of darkness and destruction which slowly, trough modality of consciousness, embarks on a path of light and transformation. He understands that one cannot avoid darkness and destruction. At last, with the interaction of audience, his journey merges with the universal flow, finds harmony Read more

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Holi Tango Festival in Auroville
by Stella   
Monday, 12 March 2012
Tango (Photographer: Stella)'Tango is not just two people dancing, it is meditation in movement' The Holi Tango Festival started on the 8th of March 2012 in Auroville and will end on the 11th. Almost 100 people, coming from Auroville and outside, registered for the festival and its different workshops. Three of the very experienced teachers are giving us an interview about the dance itself and the schedule of the festival. Listen to Aurevan (Auroville), Caterina (Italy, Interview in French) and Jorge (Ecuador) as well as to the participants from different countries. Read more

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International Womens Day Meeting
by Stella and Divya   
Friday, 09 March 2012
International Womens Day Connecting Girls (Photographer: Stella)'Around the world women are rising up and joining hands to lay the foundation for peace and human unity.' Yesterday at the 8th of March, around 60 women, children and a few male spectators gathered at the Tibetan Pavilion to celebrate the International Womens Day. Dancing, singing, Laughter Yoga, Storytelling, Meditative chanting and a happy ending with samosas and juice - the Womans meeting was a great success. This is a programme in English with Tamil translations. Read more

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Svaram 9th Birthday Celebration
by Giuseppe & Maria   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Show room in Svaram (Photographer: Maria)The Svaram 9th Birthday was celebrated in the showroom building in front of the laboratory of musical instruments. It started at 5 pm with an invocation by Abbot Martin Mosko. He sang a ancient Zen Buddhist chant. At 5:15 pm there was a premiere listening of the CD Palm of my Hand (by Sunshine Music) a musical poetic collaboration by Anungla and Holger. Shortly after Katy Sedna performed two songs with her acustic guitar. Later played the trio composed by Harshad (santoor), Nadaprem (violin and bansuri) and Teo (space drum). Read more

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Shadow Liberation
by Tahereh   
Monday, 05 March 2012
Rahul, Vyoma, Evan, Daniella and Indrajeet (Photographer: Tahereh)For two days we will have a grace to been in the company of the theater that puts the audience on center stage - Shadow Liberation. Evan Hastings, artistic director and four actors, students of Srishti School of of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore shared with us some thoughts on oppression toward gender. With the interactive play they would like to bring awareness on issues of violence, and find out how can social media be used to leverage dialog on the topic, which according to United Nations did overgrown to epidemic proportions. Read more

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