Seventh Night of Theatre
The 7th edition of the Night of Theatre took place on 15th February 2014 at Trimukhi Cultural Centre. Artists from Paris, Bogotá, Kolkata, Mexico city and Borotalpada village presented outside the Centre theatre, dance and music performances as well as an experimental film. Two of these stage works were the result of a 12 days rehearsals process together with 15 villagers. Journalist Mohua Das reported the event for The Telegraph: "There was something magical about making one’s way through the backwoods with torchlights and settling down on the ground under the open skies, feeling the caress of a wintry breeze and watching performances in the dark — imaginative and untamed."
• COLOMBIA • FRANCE • INDIA • MEXICO •
>> A little more than 350 people were sitting on the floor outside Trimukhi Cultural Centre to see the night program. 61 of them came by bus from Kolkata (India: 52, France: 7, Poland: 1, USA: 1) and around 300 were from Borotalpada village and the surrounding tribal area.
>> Singer-songwriter Neel Adhikari, who came to present the film for which he had done the music, described his experience: “After the long journey our sense of disorientation was pushed to the limit with the experimental theatre but it was great. The way they used the existing nightscape of the village with a couple of lights and props as the stage was amazingly innovative. And there was a constant effort to tickle the senses....”
>> Journalist Mohua Das, who reported the event for The Telegraph, wrote later: “There was something magical about making one’s way through the backwoods with torchlights and settling down on the ground under the open skies, feeling the caress of a wintry breeze and watching performances in the dark — imaginative and untamed."
SANTAL WELCOME [DANCE]
>> production PATHORBANDH & BELAJHUR SANTAL VILLAGES coordination PIRU HEMBROM [IN] musicians RUNDU I MIRJA IVONDOR ITUNO I THOPO I RAMSAI I KUNU I JAMAI I SUKUL I BABLU I DASO I JOGA I KISUN I BARTANG I KUBU I ARJUN I PIRU I KARAN I GORA I SEVAL HEMBROM I LAL SOREN I RAHIM HANSDA [IN] dancers SOMBARI I GURUBARI I MALOTI I SEFALI I HATOM I MIAYABOTI I RATI I PAYO HEMBROM I SUMI SOREN I PUTLI SOREN I MAIMO BESRA I CHITA HANSDA I MONIMALA HANSDA I SARNO HANSDA I FULMONI HANSDA [IN] + SURUJMONI HANSDA I PINI & SUMI SOREN I CHOMKI HANSDA I JOBA HANSDA [IN]
PER RUPTAM SILVAM [THEATRE & VIDEO]
>> production TRIMUKHI PLATFORM text I video I direction JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC CHEVALLIER [FR] collaboration SUKLA BAR CHEVALLIER [IN] I SANDRA GOMEZ [CO] sound creation ROGELIO SOSA [MX] additional texts “NATYASASTRA” by B. [IN] I “A GREEK STORY” BY MARC HATZFELD [FR] lighting set-up CHANDRAI MURMU [IN] lighting team SUNY PRASUN BOR I DHANANJOY HANSDA I SALKHAN HANSDA I BHIMCHARAN HANSDA [IN] technical assistants ARNAB BANERJEE I HIMADRI MONDAL [IN] with SUKLA BAR CHEVALLIER I SANDRA GOMEZ I JOBA HANSDA I MARC HATZFELD I RAÏMA MONDAL I CHANDRAÏ MURMU I PINI SOREN [IN] in video SHREYA MALLICK [IN]
MOTUS KINESIS PART 2 – SERENDIPITY [DANCE-THEATRE]
>> production TRIMUKHI PLATFORM [IN] I CONACULTA FONCA [MX] conception I choreography SANDRA GOMEZ [CO] music and sound design ANDRES SOLIS [MX] assistant director and translator ARNAB BANERJEE [IN] lighting set-up CHANDRAI MURMU [IN] dancers SUNY PRASUN BOR I SANDRA GOMEZ I CHOMKI HANSDA I SALKHAN HANSDA I DHANANJOY HANSDA I RAÏMA MONDAL [IN]
KOROM NAACH [SANTAL DANCE]
>> production PATHORBANDH & BELAJHUR SANTAL VILLAGES coordination PIRU HEMBROM [IN] musicians RUNDU I MIRJA IVONDOR ITUNO I THOPO I RAMSAI I KUNU I JAMAI I SUKUL I BABLU I DASO I JOGA I KISUN I BARTANG I KUBU I ARJUN I PIRU I KARAN I GORA I SEVAL HEMBROM I LAL SOREN I RAHIM HANSDA [IN] dancers SOMBARI I GURUBARI I MALOTI I SEFALI I HATOM I MIAYABOTI I RATI I PAYO HEMBROM I SUMI SOREN I PUTLI SOREN I MAIMO BESRA I CHITA HANSDA I MONIMALA HANSDA I SARNO HANSDA I FULMONI HANSDA [IN]
EXTRACT FROM RANAN REPERTOIRE [CONTEMPORARY & KATHAK DANCE] ***
***= interrupted by the rain after 10 minutes
>> production RANAN [IN] artistic direction VIKRAM IYENGAR [IN] dancers JAYATI CHAKRABORTY I AMLAN CHAUDHURI I RHEA DAS I VIKRAM IYENGAR I DANA ROY [IN]
TASHER DESH / THE LAND OF CARDS [FILM PROJECTION] ***
***= interrupted by the rain after 1 hrs. 15 min.
>> production OVERDOSE I NFDC I ANURAG KASHYAP FILMS I DREAM DIGITAL INC. [IN] I ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP [FR] direction Q. [IN] photography MANU DACOSSE [FR] featuring musicians ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION I SUSHEELA RAMAN I SAM MILLS I ERIC TRUFFAZ [FR] I MOOG CONSPIRACY I ANUSHEH I SAHANA BAJPAI I JENS CHR. BUGGE WESSELTOFT I TANMOY BOSE I JIVRAJ SINGH I DIEGO I NEEL ADHIKARI I MITI ADHIKARI I ARIJIT CHAKRABORTY I SETH BLUMBERG I ESME FOLLEY I NIRMALYA DE BISWAS I MAINAK NAG CHOUDHURY [IN] with JOYRAJ BHATTACHARJEE I RII SEN I SOUMYAK KANTI DE BISWAS I ANUBRATA BASU I TILLOTAMA SHOME I TINU VERGHESE I IMAAD SHAH I MAYA TIDEMAN I ROXANE HAUZEUR I AUDREY MIRAS I CHRISTINA BRITTO I DEBORSHI BARAT I SIKAAN DEROUGE I NINO JAYAKODI I NALIN LUSENA I WATHSALA RANASHINGHE I SAYANI GUPTA I ARIJIT DUTTA [IN]
>> The film was introduced by Audrey Miras, Rii Sen and Joyraj Bhattacharjee (actors), Devika Dave (Production Designer) and Neel Adhikari (Co-Producer of the music).
PALLIR SHABDO REMIX (SOUND INSTALLATION) xxx
XXX= cancelled because of the rain
>> production TRIMUKHI PLATFORM [IN] sound design I music I remix ROGELIO SOSA [MX] installation design SUKLA BAR CHEVALLIER [IN] original sound recording in Borotalpada and Morapai villages I text JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC CHEVALLIER [FR] voices MEDHA BHOMIK I SURUJMONI HANSDA I CHATTU MAKHAL I BARSHA SARDAR [IN]
DANCE PARTY (PARTICIPATIVE MOMENT) xxx
XXX= cancelled because of the rain
>> production TRIMUKHI PLATFORM [IN] music selection ARNAB BANERJEE I SUNY BOR I DHANANJOY HANSDA I SALKHAN HANSDA I BHIMCHARAN HANSDA I HIMADRI MONDAL [IN]
ABOUT THE ARTISTS PARTICIPATING
Q is a film maker that no Bengali newspapers can still understand. MARC HATZFELD is an anthropologist turned actor. ROGELIO SOSA and ANDRES SOLIS are astonished noise makers. VIKRAM IYENGAR is a choreographer jumping from kathak to contemporary dance and back. SANDRA GOMEZ is a dancer used to doing non-dance dance. TIRU HEMBRON is a musician when not a farmer. SUKLA BAR CHEVALLIER is a post-modern social worker. TIBRU MURMU is a musician when not taking care of cows. JEAN-FREDERIC CHEVALLIER is a theatre director when not a philosopher. CHUMKI HANSDA is a contemporary dancer when not trying to make a living collecting leaves in the nearby jungle.
+ THE PAST NIGHTS OF THEATRE
The Sixth Night of Theatre was held in West Bengal, India, on 9th February 2013, at the Cultural Centre that Trimukhi Platform has been building in the Santal village of Borotalpada. It involved theatre, dance, music, installation, photo exhibition and a video projection. Artists from India, Europe and Latin America were rehearsing together with painters, photographers, dancers, musicians and actors from the tribal area to prepare the 12 works to be shared in situ during the night long festival.
As a first activity in the Cultural Centre in construction, Trimukhi Platform in collaboration with Proyecto 3 (Mexico), MACE (India), CONACULTA (Mexico) and Teatro Ojo (Mexico) has organised on 25th February 2012 in the compound of the building in process the Fifth Night of Theatre: a night long program with stage works performed by groups composed with artists from different social worlds and geographic continents. It was a way to show that it is possible to bring up a project of high quality art creation among those who normally cannot access as spectators and as makers such a kind of professional platform.
Produced by the National Mexican Fund for Art and Culture and the National University of Mexico, organized by Proyecto 3, with the collaboration of Trimukhi Platform the Fourth Night of Theatre took place on 5th September 2009 in Teatro UNAM, Mexico City, from 7 pm to 7 am. It was the première of 4 stage works by Rubén Ortiz (Mexico), Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and Matthieu Mével (France, Italy, India), Víctor Viviescas (Colombia), Joseph Danan (France). Between each theatre play, a musical performance was proposed by Rogelio Sosa (Mexico).
Tags: Q, Marc Hatzfeld, Vikram Iyengar, Rogelio Sosa, Sandra Gomez, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier, Sukla Bar Chevallier, Falguni Hansda
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