Whether it be the readings of ‘Beyond the Proscenium’ or the video lectures and conversations on ‘A Place of Performance’, all of them provide a wider perspective to imagine a performance space. Unlike the research for performance unique to the community and my earliest memories of performance, this study wasn’t confined to just a single typology of performance. Continue reading Recapitulating Summaries
Employing conversations as a vital tool of learning, and addressing the necessity for social engagement, curiosity and questioning oneself and others. If practised with openness, these allow for a faster and robust processing of information and deeper learning.
With no interference from the facilitator, the moderated sessions were self-regulated by the participants. This allows the participants to negotiate, establish and abide by the terms of engagement and navigate inter-relational complexities themselves. The intended outcomes of this independence are autonomy of ideas, courage to participate and a reduction in dependence on validation from authority.
Participants were required to document the process and present evidence of their understanding by posting summaries as a blog on the program website. No deliverable is considered complete without a publication of reflections. Continue reading Context Summaries
The readings and video references we went through during the first part of the workshop, provided pointers to design with pandemic in perspective. Dr Rustom Bharucha’s reading shed light on how space design and management of Theater happened during the epidemics in past and how these can be dealt with in the present. In the book ‘Beyond the proscenium’, the interviews of Astad Deboo and … Continue reading Clues of Designing a place of performance
Pandemic caused changes in lives of all the people across the globe. There have been discussion on how lives of artists and fate of theater changed during the pandemic. A reflection of the same is stated in the blog in reference to the Conversation Series @ The Vessel. Continue reading Theater and its’s Form in The Pandemic
This is a reflection of two chapters on two artists namely Astad Deboo and Bansi Kaul who withstand the idea of prosceniums and how one can use a theater space. These chapters are from the book ‘Beyond The Proscenium’. Continue reading Viewing A Space from the Perspective of an Artist
Theater and Corona Virus is a set of 9 videos by Dr, Rustum Bharucha, that helped me understand the situations of artists and theater in a way I never thought of. The blog contains a few points and reflections from the same. Continue reading Theaters in the Pandemic
When I think about the pandemic, it usually revolves around the students my age, the teachers involved in the process, and further trying to relate to my family and friends on how they are coping with the pandemic. When I was introduced to the video lectures ‘Theatre and the Coronavirus’, it was altogether a new topic, a fresh prospect. Even before viewing the videos, I had an eagerness, and excitement, about the knowledge they will offer. Continue reading Summarizing Theatre and the Coronavirus: a video lecture by Rustom Bharucha
Following are excerpts from the two chapters of the book ‘Beyond the proscenium’ edited by Anmol Vellani and my wandering thoughts after reading those. One of the chapters is an interview with Astad Deboo by Sunil Shanbag and the other chapter is an interview with Bansi Kaul by Anmol Vellani and Himanshu Burte. In the interview, Astad focuses on his idea of performance and how … Continue reading Reflection on chapters of Beyond the Proscenium: Bansi Kaul & Astad Debu
The third series of ‘Conversations’ of ‘the Vessel’ is a conversation amongst different artists who practice and teach, performance space owners. This conversation is moderated by architect Siddharth Singh who prompts a few questions regarding the practice of the artists during the 2019-2020 pandemic, the sense of community for them, and the way forward for performances during and post-pandemic times. The practice and pandemic All … Continue reading Performers, their practice, and their community in Pandemic
Rustom Bharuchas act talks about pandemic and the state of Theater during pandemic. In this 9 episode reading act, he deals with few fundamental questions regarding the pandemic. He looks at the scenario of pandemic through history to enquire what made the theatres close for longer haul or what kept the theatres open during flu and war?! He then looks at design of Theater spaces … Continue reading Reflection on Rustom Bharucha’s Theatre and the Corona Virus