Recapitulating Summaries

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

Clues of Designing a place of performance

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

Summarizing Theatre and the Coronavirus: a video lecture by Rustom Bharucha

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

Reflection on chapters of Beyond the Proscenium: Bansi Kaul & Astad Debu

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

Performers, their practice, and their community in Pandemic

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

Reflection on Rustom Bharucha’s Theatre and the Corona Virus

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