• Jean-Frédéric ChevallierThe Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in collaboration with UGC-Academic Staff College, invites the French philosopher and Trimukhi Platform director Jean-Frédéric Chevallier to participate in the Refresher Course on "Performing Art : Tradition and Innovation", giving a lecture: Contemporary Theatre... What is it? (Towards a Theatre of Presenting), at TEQIP building, Jadavpur University, on 18th February 2015, 2 to 5 pm. The main question will be: If theatre has stopped representing and communicating, how to speak about what happens on stage?

     

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  • Presence & Presenting - a workshop for actors, dancersPresence & Presenting is a 3 days + 3 weeks workshop for actors, dancers, directors and choreographers that the French artist and philosopher Jean-Frédéric Chevallier will give at Dew Drops Dance Studio in Kolkata in February and March 2015. The purpose of it is simple: to give a hint on other possibilities and potentialities for the stage. What to do with the presence of the performers? What to do with the fact that audience is present too? How to compose a performing act without trying to convey a message, but just presenting? These questions will be attended both through practice and reflexion.

     

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  • How to give life to a Cultural Centre? / crash coursesTrimukhi Platform has started an innovative program aimed at giving to 10 young people in Borotalpada village the tools and knowledge necessary to undertake important responsibilities in Trimukhi Cultural Centre. The 1st session courses in July 2014 was given by Yazel Parra Nahmenes from Barcelona Theatre Institute (Spain), Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and Sukla Bar Chevallier from Trimukhi Platform; the 2nd session in December 2014 by Utsarjana Mutsuddi and Sanmoy Karmakar from Jadavpur University, Kolkata (India). The 3rd session was held in May 2015 and the 4th in October.

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  • ARTS AND SENSATIONS / analysis of a processFrom 16th March 2013 to 13th April 2013, MACE and Trimukhi Platform organize in Kolkata a 5 days certificate course on Arts and sensations (5 sessions of 3 hours each Saturday morning). The programme, designed by Jean-Frédréic Chevallier, is directed to  artists, critical analysts and students of arts. Several aesthetic experiences are proposed and then analysed in details. This Chevallier's course has been organized on line and in Spanish from March to May 2012 at 17, Instituto de Estudios Criticos, Mexico. The same will be given in French in May and June 2013.

     

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  • LIGHT and SIGHT 2 / creative photographyIn January 2013, Trimukhi Platform invited the Mexican artist Alejandro Orozco to give the second part of his workshops on creative photography in the tribal Santal village of Borotalpada (cf. Light & Sight 1). This second course moved onto an even more creative terrain where the participants were invited to imagine, foreseeing an image even before being taken. They explored how to pass from what they think, what they can describe, to what they can get from their relationship with the camera, the body, the light and the space. A certain under-control experience that still was about discovering.

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  • CREATURES of FLESH & PAPER / double workshop

    In December 2012, Trimukhi Platform invited a visual artist and an actress from Colombia to give a double workshop in the Santal village of Borotalpada. Nathali Buenaventura shared with the participants original drawing techniques and strategies while Paola Ospina leaded them to be as free with their body as if it would be a moving sculpture to be explored. This double workshop was held in the local primary school for 25 children from the Adivhasi area.

     

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  • LIGHT and SIGHT / creative photographyIn December 2011 and January 2012, Trimukhi Platform invited the Mexican artist Alejandro Orozco to give workshops on creative and experimental photography. These two courses were organized for the inhabitants of Borotalapda, a Santal village in West Bengal and for street dwellers who live outside Shobabazar metro station in Kolkata. All who were interested were welcomed to join the sessions to take place in the city - held in collaboration with Modern Academy of Continuing Education.

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  • "Not a just image but just an image"During four Saturdays' morning (10 am. to 1 pm., on 19th and 26th November, 3rd and 10th December 2011), Modern Academy of Continuing Education  and Trimukhi Platform organize in Kolkata, India, cine-club sessions to revisit Jean-Luc Godard's films. In each session a film is introduced, screened and then analysed by Dr. Jean-Frédéric Chevallier. The focus is on the very singular manner Godard has to take and edit motion pictures, to direct actors and to adress directly to the spectators. 

     

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  • What to do with the spectators?Proscenium Art Centre organises in Kolkata, in association with Bibhaban and Trimukhi Platform, a theatre workshop to attend the question: what to do with the spectators? This workshop is directed by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and Supriyo Samajdar. It is divided in two parts: the first one consists in a exploration through contemporary theatre exercises; the second in the preparation of two short stage presentations where a special attention will be given to the spectators. This workshop is open to all.  

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  • DELEUZE's analysis of GODARD's films strategyOn 23rd September 2011, from 3:30 pm to 5 pm, the Friday Seminar Group,  of the Department of Film Studies at Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India) invites Dr. Jean-Frédéric Chevallier (France, Mexico) to give a special lecture on the following topic: Gilles Deleuze's analysis of Jean-Luc Godard's montage strategy - How to pass from one image to another? And what for? The talk takes place in the Seminar room of the department. The entry is free and everybody is welcomed. 


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  • Presentative artsFrom 21th July till 19th August 2011, Trimukhi Platform and Modern Academy of Continuing Education organized in Kolkata a certificate course on Arts and sensations: analysis of a process (8 sessions of 2 hours each).   The same course has been organized on line and in Spanish from 26 March till 15th May 2012 with 17, Instituto de Estudios Criticos in Mexico. This programme has been designed for artists, critical analysts and students of arts. Several aesthetic experiences were proposed and then analysed in details.

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  • Preambular Trimukhi SeminarDuring five days Trimukhi's guests, some university professors, some stage artists, some social activists from India, France and Mexico met in Kolkata and discussed together about social action, artistic creation and academic research. Indian women from tribal, rural and city unprivileged back ground also participated to the encounter by giving testimonies and making the discussions more concrete. This internal seminar was the start point for the legal creation of Trimukhi Platform as a Bengali non-profit organisation.

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