Solo Dance Theatre Festival| March 13th and 14th at Design Centre, Alto Porvorim, Goa

4 Performances 2 Days, for tickets please mail thedesigncentregoa@gmail.com

Two day theatre fest at @designcentre.goa, Alto Porvorim

Tickets per show 300/- / Festival tickets 1000/- Please mail at thedesigncentregoa@gmail.com

First day play 13 March, Saturday 2021

Time : 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Kirtan of Tamarind Tree – Musical solo Devised and performed Shablo Gaonkar

This performance is based on G.A Kulkarni’s short story ‘A boy who didn’t want to die’.The performance is enacted in the form of traditional folk art ‘Naradi kirtan’. A single performer performs ‘Naradi kirtan’ with supporting musicians playing Tabla and Harmonium. The ‘Kirtankaar’ recites poetry of saints and explains it in his performance. As the name suggest the kirtan Tell’s the story of a boy who doesn’t want to die and sets off on a journey to a land where nobody dies. It explores his journey, human instinct to live, to be curious and asking questions.

Shablo Gaonkar is a Actor/Director from Goa, working in experimental theatre space. He also founded “Sateri kalamanch folk dance group” of sattari. He is part of a theater troupe named ‘Theatre Flamingo.’ He acquired his diploma in theatre at Goa Kala Academy’s School of Drama and a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Savitribai Phule Pune University’s Lalit Kala Kendra. Shablo has Acted in numerous plays in Konkani and Marathi language and currently working on Theatre Flamingo’s children’s theatre project named Ghumchekatar Theatre from 2019. It has reached and worked with nearly 5000 school kids and counting.

07:15 pm to 7:30 pm – Tea break

2nd Play

MH 12, Physical Theatre Devised and performed by Veer Nishad, Time : 7:30 to 8:00 pm, 13th March 2021

MH12 is a story of a man, his real struggles and his dreams that are yet to become reality. A lonely life on a crowded street, the struggle to survive in the race of everyday and the will to never give up. It is the story of life in the outskirts of a city where city lights dim the life of minorities.

Veer Nishad is an active contemporary dancer/ choreographer, based in Bangalore.

8:00 to 8:20 – Discussion with Performer and Team

2nd Day of Solo Theatre Fest

Date 14 March , Sunday 2021

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

“3 am” (30mins) Choreographed and Performed by Prashant More.

‘3am’ talks about a situation of an insomniac personality. Struggling to sleep or fighting sleeping disorder where the body has given up from tiredness and the mind is in complete control. Lying on the bed with closed eyes, where the mind has check-in for multiple flights. Floating in space like a cloud forgotten a way back home. The hyperactive mind filled with thoughts, ideas and anxiety, running back and forth in the future and past with several voices and choices who wish to expel. The time on the wall has faded away long back and reality is no more relevant. The mind has reached a realm which is now difficult to identify the reality and dream.

The artist aims to portray images from an insomniac state of mind through movements, sometimes real and sometimes surreal.

7:00 pm to 7:15 pm – Tea Break

Time 07:15 pm to 8:00 pm

‘Dumb Indignation’ – Conceived and Directed by Keatan Jadhav and performed by Amodi Sanap.

8:00 to 8:20 pm – Discussion session with the Performer and team

Dumb Indignation, a play at 6 Assagao, 24th Feb, #mondayfixgoa 7 pm

The non-verbal performance incorporates aspects of “Physical Theatre” to question our need for outward appearances & notion of beauty determined by marketing gimmicks & by our society.

The performance also seeks to raise the diktat by religion when it come to the human body.

It will run for fourty mins. Please make a point to come 5 mins before the performance time.

Date- 24/02/2020
Time- 7:00 pm (sharp)
Venue- 6 Assagao, Mapusa Anjuna Road, Goa

Requested contributions 300/-

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Gobi ke patte ki chutney | Solo theatrical performance | 5th August, 7 pm, 6 Assagao

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5th August #mondayfixgoa at 6 Assagao @peopletreegoa | Solo theatrical performance by Zeeshan Hasan Akhtar @zhasanakhtar ~ A subtle and deeply disturbing account of the more primal components of human subjectivity. | Poster by Pale Blue Dot @reggiegoveas | #goanarratives #thusgoa #hacktivismgoa https://www.instagram.com/p/B0IYsmIFZIf/?igshid=hrudus8cbde8

Limited seats. Donation based programme.

Artists United Goa | March 3rd, 2019, 4-7 pm at Sadhana Dell Arte’, Merces

On March 3, Sunday, artists, writers and poets in Goa will gather to speak of democracy, togetherness and of an environment that belongs to all its citizens. They will speak through the language of music, theatre, poetry, films and performances. Artists all over Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Dharwad, Pune and Patna are coming together on this very day, for a mass artistic protest. Let us unite and uplift the people in their feelings, hopes and aspirations with art and love.

Join us as we celebrate the culture of love, friendship and the rejection of hate. The afternoon shall be filled with theatre performances, film screenings, visual art exhibitions, music and a celebration of Goa’s diverse cultures.

The event is free and open to all.

Why should Artists Unite?

Once a beach haven, Goa is stuck amidst political instability. Big infrastructure projects are taking a toll on Goa’s greens. Unprecedented mining activities, more often than not with political collusion, are leading to severe environmental and legal violations. The growth of religious extremism and communal violence is further adding to the concern and anxiety of the people living in Goa. At this time when cultural and social life in India is being shattered by the toxic mix of propaganda, violence, censorship and distorted histories, the right to life, the right to love, food choices, language and histories, cultural expression, are all under assault by a politics of hate, which is at war with the people of India and their diverse cultures.

As artists and cultural practitioners, at this critical moment we unite to preserve a culture of equality and cohesion. We will counter this glaring violence with music, art, poetry, words and bodies. We join hands to protect the cultural diversity that scares the regime, and to truly live a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic life that our Constitution guarantees.

Two Fathers: A Play by Imaya| The Mandrem House| January 10th, 7-10 pm, 2018|

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Science and society has an interesting relationship, often symbiotic, occasionally intense.

Gandhi and Einstein had great admiration for each other.
They also never met.
Until now.
In this play.

Einstein had a daughter whom he never met
and Gandhi couldn’t resolve his troubled relationship with his eldest son.
Until now.
In this play.

Gandhi & Einstein.
Extraordinary minds.
Ordinary fathers.

Evening starts with a play, followed by interaction with the actors and the crew.

 

4 Plays/ Dark/ Light/ Absurd/ Charming

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Life is short – a comic sketch series. Cathaayatra presents a special preview of 4 short plays that look at the absurd, the charming, the dark and the light side of life while we all gleefully portray our worst.

Featuring: Ambica, Arushi, Chirag, Jaeninne, Pooja, Psyman and Reggie

Direction: Sameer

These short sketches are part of a larger performance piece in progress.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1884649275090127/

Play : Is God a Taoist

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This play was written by Raymond Merrill Smullyan. He wrote several books about Taoist philosophy, which he believes neatly solves most or all traditional philosophical problems as well as integrating mathematics, logic and philosophy into a cohesive whole.

Directed by Vidyanidhee Vanarase, he is the Founder Director of International Association for Performing Arts and Research- IAPAR – the member institution of ITI/UNESCO-UNITWIN Network for Higher Education in Performing Arts.

This Play talks about philosophy, does not follow the typical structure of a well made play, has two characters and multiple actors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/971971096211882/