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(Arts & Culture)
Ramayana

In a play based on the epic Ramayana, Ravana kidnaps Sita, the wife of Rama, and so Hanuman comes to help find Sita in Lanka, surrounded by the Ocean. The drama was shown in a different, shorter version for the audience to see  the battle between Rama and Ravana. In the battle Indrajit’s, son of Ravanan, kills Lakshmana, brother of Rama, and other soldiers. During the war Hanuman goes to carry the mountain of Sanjivi, full of medicinal plants which will bring death back to life. Read more

Monday, 20 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
The Viziers of Bassora

Last weekend in Bharat Nivas were held three presentations of the The Viziers of Bassora, a play that Sri Aurobindo wrote in 1905, during his stay in Baroda. The manuscript was seized by the police when he was arrested in 1908, and was considered lost until it was discovered in a cupboard and given to the Ashram many years later, after 1950. The source of the plot of The Viziers of Bassora is one of the numerous stories told in The Arabian Nights, entitled “Nur al-Din Ali and the Damsel Anis al-Jalis”. Read more

Thursday, 19 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Thomas Lehmen -  A Piece for You

Thomas Lehmen is on a world tour on his motorbike with the project A Piece for You. Following stops in Europe and Central Asia he is currently in India. He is planning to stay in Auroville for three weeks. His project aims to bring creativity and art directly into social life and it deals with the relations between people. He helps individuals create a performance-present for anyone of their choice. Participants work together with Thomas to present an evening of joy and fun, as a present. Everyone is welcome, with or without previous experience in performing. Read more

Friday, 08 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Cycle of life
This project consists of two poems that I chose to read aloud and they are accompanied by music. The first poems is called "The Cycle Of Life "it explains how the cycle of life goes. This poem is anonymous. The second poem is called " Leisure " and its by William Henry Davies and its about free time and it talks about, that we do not have time to just do nothing in life. Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Out of many events in Auroville which community, guests and volunteers can witness, book events are rare. At Pitanga on Monday evening was one of latest, a introduction of debut novel of a young author from Chennai Arja Rajam. Arya herself shortly described the story of the book - Blood, Sweat and Tears which talks about hardship of professional dancers, ballerinas. Jill, Anu and Arya herself have read few passages from the novel. The introduction was followed by questions and answers session, and distribution of the copies to the audience Read more

Wednesday, 24 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Sorcery at Sea

One of the most wonderful events I have seen in Auroville. Come and enjoy the audio of the musical play “Sorcery at Sea”. There was actors of all ages that came together to preform this captivating story. Bharat Nivas was so packed there was not space for a mouse. People sitting on the floor and steps. Even on your way back home you could here the people sing the songs of the play. “Can you you see it” was heard all over Auroville afterwards. Great thanks to all the actors and people behind stage. For the Synopsis ..... Read more

Saturday, 23 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Rodogune

This play in 5 Acts is located in Syria of the playwright’s imagination. Rodogune, the Parthian Princess captured by Syria and made attendant of queen Cleopatra. Antiochus and Timocles, the sons of Cleopatra by her first husband, have been brought up in Egypt. At the death of Cleopatra’s second husband, they return to Syria. The selfish queen mistakes fulsome flattery for real love and rejects Antiochus. He revolts to claim the throne of Syria; and both Rodogune and Antiochus who are mutually attracted by love, join together in this venture.... Read more

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Unselfed show at  Adishakti
Unselfed is a new devised perfomance piece which explores subjective ideas and propositions of parallel/ multiple selves. What if you met another you - a living, breathing other you? Would you have a conversation with her, or run in the opposite direction? Drawing from these ideas, the director and the group of performers worked together over a prolonged period to create a perfomance based on a experiences of being un-selfed. Read more

Monday, 01 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Daniela Regnoli in Uragani
On tuesday 13th in Cripa at 9pm Daniela Regnoli has performed Uragani. This is a musical journey in the Germany of the Thirties, through ballads and songs written by Bertolt Brecht and set to music by Kurt Weil, which takes us into the past century's Europe in the period between the two wars. There are stories of women who recall their sixtenneth year of age, when they were still children and ready to fall in love with the first wrongdoer they would meet, women without adolescence who grew up too quickly under the bombs of the 2nd world war. Read more

Friday, 23 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Nathalie Mentha in Per Edith Piaf
On 13th at CRIPA Nathalie Mentha performes Per Edith Piaf, with the direction and the technical assistance by Pino Di Buduo, from Teatro Potlach in Italy. This performance is a musical journey in France of the 1930s and 1950s through Edith Piaf's songs - stories of lives in the underworld of the French gangsters, stories of women in love, stories of passion, of dreams, of memories. The theme, the soul which ties all the stories together, and maybe even more Edith Piaf's own soul, seems to be: Whatever happens, don't ever stop believing in love. Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Shadow Liberation
Shadow Liberation is an experimental theater group of Evan Hastings and his students from Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore. Evan is a theater artist and drama therapist from USA, who directs and produces original performance pieces that grapple with pressing issues while innovative aesthetics invite audience engagement. This participatory theater piece portrays a series of unresolved conflicts around gender oppression and leaves it up to the audience to come on the stage in role and change the outcome. Read more

Friday, 16 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Castle of Holstebro
As part of the Tantidhatri festival, this play was performed in Cripa last thursday. It is played solely by Julia Varley, an artistic director, writer and above all member of Odin Theatret in Denmark. Written by Eugenio Barba, The Castle of Holstebro is a dialogue between a young woman and her eternal companion following the lines of a "stream of consciousness", set in a phantom castle. Two entirely different characters played by just one person is quite a thing to witness. A moving play filled with music and monologues/dialogues.

Friday, 16 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Actresses of the Odin Teatret
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

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Quality with Meaning
Beside many different types of events we also got a chance to see "cream de la creme" of current Indian cinematography starting with Friday 2nd until Sunday at Sri Aurobidno Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. This year, due to the intensive involvement of film makers in projects we will indulge ourselves only into watching films. Surya shared with us some interesting details on the preparation of the Panorama, and on films, directors and producers. Common to all films is quality, meaning, .. Read more

Tuesday, 28 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Carrie Dashow`s presentation
Visting artist Carrie Dashow shared her work with the Auroville community on the 6th of January at MMC. Dashow, a performance and video artist, lives and works in New York City. Dashow uses music, performance, video and subject participation to examine questions of citizenship, subjectivity, and community. For her most recent piece, Yesiree Public Notary, Dashow served as a Public Notary at the Occupy Wall Street movement notarizing the testimonials of those partaking in the protests. Read more

Tuesday, 10 January 2012
(Education)
Korean Literary Art
Although already without power (was a Thursday night just before cyclone Thane), Korean artist and many of those who were delighted to experience some literary art from Korean and Indian artist came to the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. Aster Patel opened with Sri Aurobindo's Cosmic Consciousness, after the greetings from Choi ChangGeun and Sarasija. And that poetry doesn't know the boundaries was clear after listening melodic poems in Korean language without really cacthing the meaning but understanding the beauty of written word. Read more

Wednesday, 04 January 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Chitra by Rabindranath Tagore
In the lyrical drama based on the story from Mahabharata, visiting Morodokami theater troupe from Thailand perfomed with a contemporary approach Thai traditional and many of today's images. With this play they want to honor Tagore's work that his message is timeless as his work is always worthwhile, in this almost hopelessly selfish world of materialism, giving a lesson to today’s official leaders of the world that, unofficially, the mission of building mankind has been a task of the poet since the beginning and still is. Read more

Tuesday, 27 December 2011