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

Silence in C+ve : Live Music and the Pandemic- A Conversation #mondayfixgoa Nov 2nd 7.30 pm

This #mondayfixgoa we are bringing together a panel to discuss the present and post pandemic situations of the Music industry. Vinesh Iyer (Co Founder – Art Escape, The Live Music Project, Inspire Trust) will be in conversation with Saxophonist Jarryd Rodrigues and Musician/ Entrepreneur/ Architect Buland Shukla.

A conversation on present pandemic situations in regards to music scene and coping mechanisms

Jarryd comes from a family of musicians, such as Braz and Yvonne Gonsalves and Chic Chocolate. He specialises in Jazz genre and now experimenting with electronic music.

Buland Shukla, Architect, Acoustical Consultant, Gypsy Jazz guitarist (The Banjara Quartet), Founder of Audiophile Goa and “For the Record – Vinyl Bar” , Founder of Copperglow Audio.

For over a decade, Vinesh and Darryl of Art Escape + The Live Music Project has brought many international and national bands to Goa and promoted Local talents, organised yearly Jazz Festival and numerous other festivals to create a space for Goa in global musicians circuit.

Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175913010

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Screening : Remembering Kurdi

rememberingkurdiSaumyananda Sahi, the director will present his 64-minute documentary film, ‘Remembering Kurdi’, produced by the Films Division of India.

The film tries to piece together fractured memories of a village that was submerged by the Salaulim Dam over three decades ago, but which resurfaces annually for a few weeks during the summer – allowing its prior inhabitants to return to perform rituals, visit the graves of their ancestors, have picnics in the ruins of their homes, and remember what is lost.

In chronicling the continuing importance of the places of our past, and in observing how people return even after being rehabilitated elsewhere, the film reflects on how memory is such an integral part of our sense of belonging, and how land can mean so much more than an entity to be bought and sold, or to be abandoned in the name of development.

Evening of Live Electronica Music and Demonstrations

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We are presenting an evening of Live and improvised electronic music featuring some of the best in the field and a range of music styles and processes, from ambient and experimental to abstract rhythm oriented material. Ish and his friends will also have a small interactive session before the live performances in which They will showcase some of the processes and techniques used by the artists.

Artists are Senking (Germany), Feldermelder (Switzerland), edGeCut (India) and Lars Lundehave Hansen (Denmark)

Sound Reasons is a festival for sound art and contemporary electronic music which takes place in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. With concerts, workshops, talks and Installations across various venues the focus this time is on live performances and sound installations.

more information on http://soundreasons.in/

 

 

Evening of Classical Guitar Music

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Veda Aggarwal is a classical guitarist with a merit in the Trinity College Grade 8 examination in 2005. Veda lives in Pune, India, and has been teaching and performing locally for several years. Her last collaborative work was adapting arias from Mozart’s Don Giovianni for classical guitar, in a unique online partnership with the American soprano Samantha Chardin. One of five national finalists for the Spanish Guitar Competition in 2009, Veda has received special training from classical guitarists Roger Zimmerman and GFA 2010 winner Johannes Moller.

We will be listening to Bach, Francisco Tarrega, Fernando Sor and Isaac Albeniz etc.

 

Live Gig : EP release of XSCT

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Ian de Noronha (Keyboards) and Vj Xavier (Guitar) will play their kind of music, experimental songs/pieces with harmonic progressions borrowed from Jazz and Funk music. Their influences are Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry, Billy Joel, Dream Theatre, Sting, Freddy Mercury, Steve Perry and host of others. Neel Adhikari will open this set.

FOLK TALES: an evening of contemporary folk music

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FOLK TALES sings different folk and traditional music forms.In the age where the earthen sounds and tales of people are bogged down by the over use of heavy electronic gadgets, FOLK TALES decided to look back and stick on to their roots from where it all began. Duo Rajkumar Sengupta and Soumya Ghose will play some lyrically flowing groove, with Vishal Singh.

https://www.facebook.com/events/181916858816638/

 

Curtain Raiser: The 4th World Mouth Harp Festival of India

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‘Jew’s harp’ – the mouth harps are considered as one of the primitive instruments. Organisers of The World Mouth Harp Festival of India will introduce you to this amazing instrument. This festival brings mouth harpists from around the globe. In its 4th year, the festival will showcase many musical genres and performers – traditional and contemporary. Neptune, Sameer and other regulars of the fest will showcase some sound-bending magic at this special preview.

https://www.facebook.com/events/717749494993948/

 

Groove Investigations

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Jesse Charnow has played with Anoushka Shankar and was trained by Pt. Ravi Shankar. He and Pandu played in the band Jazmin. Bunny is a multi instrumentalist. Pandu likes music and want to be empty so that the magic can pass through him. He also got a Grammy. They will explore sounds and groove textures and songs.

Loud & Live: Saahil Kapoor & Ipshita Bali

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Singer song writer duo, Saahil Kapoor and Ipshita Bali from Chandigarh will sing some of their originals. Their songs are life centric. They say they are just vocals and acoustic guitar, so there are no masks, no room for hiding and thats the way they like it.