• Trimukhi en françaisTrimukhi platform is a not-for-profit organization founded in West Bengal, India, by Sukla Bar (Indian, social worker) and Jean-Frédéric Chevallier (French, stage director and philosopher) together with eigtheen families from the tribal Santal village of Borotalpada. It arises from the desire to create a platform from where to act in three different directions: 1) social action, 2) art creation and 3) theoretical research. Art and thought need to be produced by all strata of society so there is not only a diversity of propositions but also relevance and accuracy.

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  • Trimukhi PlatformTrimukhi platform was founded by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier (theatre director and philosopher), Sukla Bar (social worker) and 18 families from Borotalpada village. The other members of the Governing Body are: Budrai Besra, Chandrai Murmu, Subir Karmakar, Kalicharam Hembrom. Several collaborators are also participating: Marc Hatzfeld (anthropologist, France), Damayanti Lahiri (pedagog, India), Alejandro Orozco (visual artist, Mexico), Sanmoy Karmakar (biologist, India), Sandra Gomez (choreographer, Colombia), Andres Solis (sound artist, Mexico), ets.

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  • Trimukhi PlatformSince 2007, performances (with tribal performers, women from Kolkata slums, students, foreign artists, etc.) and films (about the dis-balanced Indian sex ratio, rural children' lives, the building process of the Trimukhi Cultural Centre) had been produced. Classes, lectures and seminars about art and its function in contemporaries societies had been also organized. This activities involved artists from cities as Paris, Mexico, Calcutta, Bogotá as well as from villages as Borotalpada or Morapai in India.

     

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  • Trimukhi PlatformIn the moment, Trimukhi platform is working mostly with villagers from West Bengal (social angle), in performing and plastic arts (arts angle) and in philosophy and sociology research (academic angle). Probably these specifications will take a different shape as the time passes. For now, more than half of the projects are focussing on developing a concrete and real platform: the Trimukhi Cultural Centre in the Santal Tribal village of Borotalpada. The main question is: How to to give proper life to this new-coming space?

     

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  • Trimukhi PlatformIt is possible to help Trimukhi platform by sending a donation or well by strengthening your relationship with us and becoming a Member of our Non-for-profit Society. Being a Member, you get free tickets and discounts for our night-long festival, theatre performances in Borotalpada village, yearly publication and video documentaries. Trimukhi platform is registered in West Bengal. For more details regarding the procedure, please contact us at trimukhiplatform@gmail.com 

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