A turn of breath – Poetry reading by Ashley Tellis, June 26th 2022, Sunday 7 pm onwards + Film Screening and Q&A

We invite you to a book launch and discussion of Ashley Tellis’ first book of poems ‘A Turn of Breath’ (2021) 10 Days from now, on Sunday, June 26th, 2022, 7-8 pm at @theflyinggoat.goa with @lostthepl0t

In this event, Ashley Tellis will read the poems from his book that involve an examination of the law and both its melancholic constitution and the melancholia of the responses to law’s refusal to acknowledge its repeated failure to offer reparation for hurt and violence and murder; its attempts at it, its failures at it. Through various poems in the book about politico-legal events and figures, Tellis will ask questions about melancholia and the law.

We will be ending the program with two films @breadandbelonging and ‘The Golden Fish’, and a Q&A session with the directors.

See you there. RSVP @theflyinggoat.goa | @lostthepl0t | @thus.critique

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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

Thus. beats | Readings with Music | April 15th, #mondayfixgoa 7.30 pm, 6 Assagao

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thus. beats | Readings with Music
Please be seated by 7.15 pm.

Readings from :
Sita Valles – A Revolutionary Until Death / Lenor Figueiredo
Wings of Vertigo / A S Rodrigues
Fair-Weather Brother / Pogoat

Music / Paul Rodrigues on keys, Joe Ferrao on bass and Jobin George on percussion

Please donate to keep these programs alive and sharp, at the venue or Online here- https://www.instamojo.com/@thus_critique/ With support from Artisan Backerei #mondayfixgoa #goanarratives #thusgoa

Poems on the Road | Day long Poetry Fair | 6 Assagao, 7th January 2019, 11 am onwards

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Day long Open Mic & Poetry Readings (Any language. Any form).
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Walking BookFairs is coming to 6 Assagao with “Poems on the Road” – a traveling poetry library, bookstore, open mic and poetry readings – to spread love, peace and poetry, 11 am onwards.

From afternoon onwards Alliance Française Panjim, Goa will read few French poems of 16th-20th century and screen short animated films on poetry.

Jugneeta Sudan will join us post that with her themed poems ‘Negotiating Space’. – {Note: – Seeking personal space and a poem is born. Personal space spills over to the public domain, and a poem is born. I seek me in city spaces and a poem is born. The poem becomes me, and when taken apart delivers me in my home, community, and the city!}

We will also get to hear the new set of poems by Priyal Re Matriate

Viva the Day Long Poetry Fair. #Goanarratives #mondayfixgoa #goascapes#thusgoa

All participants will receive certificates from Walking BookFairs.
For queries: walkingbookfairs@gmail.com

Poetry | Symptoms of Dissentery| September 27th, 2018, 7.30-11 pm| 6 Assagao

“Symptoms of Dissentery” explores the paranoia of a poet in the current world she inhabits – that which is (almost) NIL of any ‘freedom of speech’; the eventual gagging she feels in her heart’s throat and her newfound love for the disease that has caught her mid-rhyme.

Priyal is a Goa-based poet & artist who identifies herself as a multiverse gypsy clown. She explores and interprets Anthropological Storytelling through writing, visual arts & handicrafts. She has performed poetry in Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Uganda & India. Her poetry is a provocative vomit of existential truths; exploring the nature of identity, gender, violence, sexuality, dissent, love, feminism & freedom.

Donation based event. North Eastern Food will be available.

Escaping Brown | Spoken Word | July 2nd, 2018, 8-10 pm|6 Assagao

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Escaping Brown is a collaboration between spoken word poet Anirudh Eka, and musician Kc Vlaine. Eka, has been active in the North Carolina and New York poetry scenes over the last ten years, and his powerful verses are reinforced by Kc’s riffs as he follows Eka’s dynamics.

There will be North Eastern Food, it’s a donation based event.

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A Bombay in My Beat | Book Launch – Mrinalini Harchandrai | 6 Assagao, Feb 19th Monday | 7 pm onwards

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Writer Mrinalini Harchandrai – Author will be launching her collection of poetry entitled A Bombay In My Beat, published by Bombaykala Books. She will be in conversation with Arushi Singh, owner at Lotuseaters Bookstore (Anjuna). The two will also read select poems from the book along with Sharon Irani, Assistant Editor at literary magazine Helter Skelter Magazine, to jazz stylings by musician Vijay Xavier. Afterwards, copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author.

North Eastern food will be available. This is a donation based event.

An evening of poetry, dance and conversation with Tishani Doshi|Nov 4th, 7-10 pm | The Cube Gallery

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The Cube Gallery presents an evening of dance and poetry with acclaimed poet, author, dancer Tishani Doshi to mark the Goa launch of her new book of poems, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods.

Tishani will release the book with a powerful performance encompassing a reading of her poems as well as an experimental dance act. This will be followed by an informal talk by the accomplished and versatile author about her unique practice. Performed at The Cube, amidst the current show SHE, a celebration of the female creative spirit, Tishani’s performance will infuse the space with added depth and meaning.

The backdrop of the live performance will be the artworks of 8 Goa based women artists and the evening promises to be a treat as these interdisciplinary arts come together in a revelry of the joyous feminine. While SHE is expressed through the visual arts ranging from charcoal to video and installation, Tishani’s evening of poetry and performance will enliven and recharge the space by using the power of the spoken word and the dynamics of rhythm.