Category Archives: Performing Arts
Andrea, Renu and Wazo share: news of the radio studio, some on going events in Auroville and Renu continues plowing in the field of Auroville's raison d'etre after observing increasing road side litter, and events that Auroville hosts- she wants to know more about what experiences the Auroville people may live or have. Wazo and Andrea consider Auroville a University of experimentation and discovery. The issue of Sludge waste and why we should be engaged responsible in finding workable solutions and the disharmony of groups.
An evening of Flamenco with Shehzeen and Chris at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas.
Shehzeen Cassum has been dancing since the age of 5, she has trained at the Classical School of Ballet and Western Dancers, under Tushna Dallas for several years, and taken courses at the Royal Academy of Dance, in England, while she was in school.
Shehzeen discovered her love for Flamenco at Alegria Academia, and pursued her interest under the tuition of Rosana Maya and Maria del Sol in 2007, she has also taken courses with well renowned maestros of Flamenco such as Marco Flores and Leonor Leal.
Last night/late afternoon solo recital for violin of Ladislav Brozman felt like a Christmas gift for musical lovers. Despite rain and dull afternoon many have found the way to Pitanga to "feed their souls" with vibrations of music. Ladisalv who teaches violin at Sri Aurobindo Ashram this time brought to us some specific pieces - Johan Sebastian Bach - Sonata for violin in G-minor-BWV 1001, Eugne Ysae - sonata for violin in G-minor - Op.27 Nr.1 and Johan Sebastian Bach - Sonata for violin in D-minor - BWV 1004. With them, all are technically very demanding, he also challenged himself, and again proved that his heart, soul and life is violin. Excellent violin solo recital.
Andrea, Renu and Wazo wish you a Happy Pongal!
We remind you of our fund raising needs, we share the progress concerning our work space at the radio, and discuss the feedback from our live performance which we would like to explore and build further, the question of different cultures coming together in a common aspiration that gives us, in Auroville, an advantage. We also observing the world's changes and how these events effect us as well and can clash with our concepts and perceptions of Auroville Culture as interpreted today.
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Last night premiere at Visitor Centre of Auroville Theater Group - Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice brought numerous audience to follow that classical play under the stars.
Dedication, passion and hard work of theater group under direction of Jill delivered three hours long play, with beautiful costumes made by Kiran.
January 21, 22 and 23, 2015 8pm at the Visitor's Centre.
The cast includes:
Savithri Maya as Portia,
Jeremy as Bassanio,
Swar as Antonio,
Rachel as Nerissa,
Jerry as Gratiano,
Nitish as Lorenzo,
Ramesh as Salarino,
Shakthi Kumar as Shylock,
Amudah as Jessica,
Jelger as Lancelet,
Juan Felipe as the Prince of Arragon,
Javed as the Prince of Morocco,
Shiv as the Duke and Tubal,
Sadish as Stephano.
Stage Manager: Chinmayee.
Costumes by Kiran.
Lights by Mahi.
Directed by Jill.
Peek of the "Tsunamika Turns Ten" celebration at Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, International Zone was with the play/musical at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium - "Tsunamika-Daughter of the Ocean".
Before the play we had a chance to hear the "mothers" of Tsunamika sharing their joy and gratitude for the movement which not only brought them hope, but also changed their lives. Play, written by Manoj Pavitran, and put on stage by alternative theater group Isis from Finland was inspired by Tsunamika movement of hope and cheer.
Liisa Isotalo came across with Tusnamika on her previous visit of Auroville, and was deeply touched by it, and wish to spread the word all over with through the play. The play premiered at Soumenlinna Island, Helsinki in Finland in November 2011, and is performed by Susanna Haavisto and Suvi Isotalo, who composed the music for it. Since then it was seen by thousand. For Auroville it was slightly adapted, in few languages.
The soundscape for the Auroville show has been composed by Finnish musician Soili Perkio along with Suvi; dress for the sun was designed and made in Upasana.
In this weeks episode (#10) we have some good news that a small budget allotment by the BCC for the radio !
However our fund raising process must begin again as well. Wazo's recent experience with the FAMC and Varuna Company who is interesting in providing the electricity for Auroville. Which brings us to the global energy alternatives, the existing choices within Auroville as well as the need by Varuna for a greater participation in the process and direction that the community has taken collectively, and finally the importance of moving forward with the Unity Fund and working towards service supports and fraternity regardless of our personal histories.
We also read volunteer Devaja's ode to the Auroville Radio.