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Category Archives: Performing Arts

Interview with Tamur and Nishant, director and actor of Fear Walker

Polygon Teater of Estonia and The Auroville Theatre Group present FEAR WALKERS, a collaborative theatre/movement-based work based on the short story "Popi ja Huhuu"
by famed Estonian writer Friedebert Tuglas, scheduled at the Bharat Nivas of Auroville the next 26, 27 and 28 January.
Zoe interviewed Tamur and Nishant, respectively director and actor of the show.

Open Mic Night at Solitude Farm

On Saturday the 16th of December, Solitude Farm hosted an Open Mic Night.
Various talents gathered to perform songs and collaborate with one another whilst the audience listened on and ate delicious food that was grown on site.

A condensed audio has been compiled, show casing artists from the end of the night. Clips were chosen according by the clearest recording quality.

Sincere apologies to the talented artists whose names we didn't have the chance to ask.

AVFF17 – Performances and Music

This morning we hosted Yuri Angelo, who is one of many organizers of Auroville Film Festival 17, starting coming Saturday 16th of December at 5pm at Town Hall Plazza. Yuri volunteered to take part in the performing parts of the festival; and he shares with us the schedule of all exciting either be concert, gig or theatrical performance of each day of the festival. AVFF17 will be this year already the 5th edition, and it is also the first event in the series of celebrating 50 years of Auroville. #Auroville50


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Celebration of Light at Deepam

On Saturday the 2nd of December at The Deepam school for children with special needs they lit more than a thousand oil lamps around the premises and gave a beautiful performance of songs, yoga and dance for the Karthigai Deepam celebration, which originates from the legend of Lord Shiva who had transformed himself into a divine flame.
Deepam means "light" - which is the name chosen for the school because they want to bring light into the lives of children who are disadvantaged.

Interview with Tamur and Nishant on their upcoming theatre production

On the 11th of January, 2018, we held an interview with Tamur and Nishant regarding their collaborative production between Auroville Theatre Group and Polygon Theatre Group of Tallinn, Estonia.

In this interview they described their upcoming, movement based production and the multicultural cast and crew behind it.

You can come and see this production at Bharat Nivas on the 26th, 27th and 28th of January.

AFF17 – Desire


For the second day of Auroville Film Festival 2017 Yatra Art Foundatiaon offered to the audience Bharata Natyam dance, veena play, and a play.
Desire, a theatre play/mime was written after true story of men who were trying to travel abroad to earn money. .....

Finding Home

Ayushi Sheth, a student at Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (Pune), performs an original poem titled "Finding Home". This bubbly spoken word poet arrived at Auroville to do her internship at Pavillion de France. Ayushi loves to travel, and she uses her words to paint pictures of her home town in Rajkot, Gujarat. But is coming home always as great as it is made out to be? Ayushi reveals the flip side of the place that never changes, even when you do.

Songs Thorugh Time for Land

Within accompanying or fundraising events of exhibition Art for Land and Unity Pavilion (exhibition is on display until 15th of February) we had a chance to hear last night Songs Thorugh Time, singing for land - a musical offering presented by Carla and Paula.
We have heard amazing voices of Carla and Paula from opera airias , rock and jazz pieces, accompanied by Jan, Nick, Kees, and Eric.


More than 70 artists from Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, India, and AVI centers from around the world have again joined together for “Art for Land” – all offering their creations to raise funds for completing Auroville’s Master Plan land base. Works include paintings, ceramics, photographs, glasswork, jewelry, collages, and sculpture. Some art works created by Ashram artists were blessed by the Mother.
All
donations go exclusively for purchasing Auroville’s missing Master Plan land
You can come to the Unity Pavilion, make a land donation, and receive an artwork as a gift. You can also view the collection on our online gallery and reserve an artwork via our website at
artforland.auroville.org
Donations can be made in cash at Unity Pavilion, or by check and bank transfer via Auroville Unity Fund to “Art For Land”, or via the Auroville Donation Gateway to the “Acres for Auroville land campaign. Tax
exemptions are possible for land donors in India. Shipping of works from Auroville is managed by donors at their own expense.
IN PARALLEL: Several works are available as
postcards, along with other items, complemented by a parallel fundraising
sale of donated rare photographs of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Proceeds go exclusively for purchasing Auroville’s missing Master Plan land.
Aurovilians and friends have expressed their solidarity by creating associated
events and activities as land
fundraisers at the Unity Pavilion.

AVFF17 Opening Ceremony

The 5th Auroville Film Festival is here!
At the same time the AVFF17 is the first in the series of the events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Auroville.
It was officially inaugurated this evening at Town Hall Plazza, where the festival will be going on with numerous screening on 4 venues, along with Auroville Food Festival , and musical, theatrical performances.
As usually film are in different categories, and will be judged by judges from outside, along with home judges, and the public.
Week of full l indictments , and really festival spirit is ahead of us.

King Lear

In the high spirited , intimate space of Adishakti Theatre, classical William Shakepseare's play King Lear is set on stage.
Auroville Theatre group presents King Lear by amazing act of home based actors, along with visiting actors and actresses. Tragedy follows the original language but is set in current time, thus giving actors a freedom to express their characters by their visions. Hard, demanding roles, lengthy time wise has shown the dedication, maturity, and brilliance of the actors.

Classical Shakespeare's tragedy depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythologicalpre-Roman Celtic king,

Due to the restoration work of Bharat Nivas Sri Aurobinod amphitheater, Auroville Theatre Group decided to stage the play at the Adishakti Theatre, Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre, Arts & Research on Edayanchavady Road. Adishakti Theatre with its funder Veenapani Chavla, who was deeply connected to Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. It is a fascinating place, with utmost respect to vernacular architecture, with reverence towards well being of humans, and nature , yet dedicated and focused in fields of performing arts.

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