Monday, May 7, 2018

William Kentridge

4th May 2018

William Kentridge in conversation with Homi K. Bhabha at Mass MoCA along with Work in Progress of the The Head and the Load
Inspiring, thought provoking and a huge treat, plus incredibly generous to open up the rehearsal process.

Une chambre en India

7th April

Visit to Paris
to see
Une chambre en India
At Théâtre du Soleil
It was a strange and very nice experience seeing scenes from kattaikuttu/terrakuttu theatre being part of a play in Paris, as a very integral part of the play, as they were parts of the dreams of Cornélia

From an interview by V.R. Devika in the Hindu 27th May 2017
“It was a shock to me to discover this king of theatre forms, the Therukkoothu,” says Mnouchkine. I was struck by the powerful liberty and vitality of the form, which
it in all its vigour and splendour into the play. It is an example of the actual power of theatre and establishes itself as a kind of reminder of the fundamental and ancestral laws of theatre, which poke fun at our inconstant ways.”

It was a beautiful day in Paris and fascinating play.
I also had wanted to see a play directed by Ariane Mnouchkine for a very, very long time.

Links to Kattaikkuttu Performances

 More links posted to earlier overnight performances.

Karna Moksham


Dice and Disrobing ((Pakatai Tukil)


Subhadra’s Wedding

 The Royal Sacrifice

Rājacūya Yākam – The Rājasūya Sacrifice

Draupadi-the-Kuratti (Kuravanchi)

17th jan 2013

The Seagull

4th to 6th May 2018

The Seagull

by Chekhov

Using a translation by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Directed by Jean Randich and featuring the designs of Atalya Boytner (costume), Jiyoun Chang (set and lights), Teddy O’Mara (music and sound design) and Sue Rees (projections).

 on to US wall in Act 1
on to crumpled paper in Act 4

Bennington College