two thousand and eleven come early

We blinked and a year went by, and we’ve had quite an active beginning to this year, changing gears and pedalling pretty fast.

JANUARY was most significantly spent workshopping in Rishi Valley School, to help construct a television-format As You Like It and a variety show with classes 9 and 11. The joy of working in Rishi Valley is a wonder without words. There is always enough time to be completely at home, and never enough time completely at home.

FEBRUARY saw us back in Delhi to rehearse and perform Good Hands / Godspeed, a pair of monologues, for the opening of S47, a new intimate performance venue in South Delhi founded by the Tejeshwar Singh Trust. It is a beautiful little basement space that smells like wood, and in this actor’s opinion, a rare and hopeful thing for artists in the city.

MARCH has mostly been a month in-between. We performed Rhapsody, a performance devised for ‘Recollections, Reconnections’, an exhibition of recent work by the artist SG Vasudev at the Lalit Kala Akademi galleries on Sunday 13th. It was new to us, to say the least: borrowing, projecting, reaching and rewiring in a whole new dimension of another artist’s work.

Speaking of which, rehearsals have also begun in earnest for Ich Bin Fassbinder, being devised and directed by Neel Chaudhuri and to be performed on the 6th, 7th and 8th of May at Siddhartha Hall at the Max Mueller Bhavan in Delhi. This project has been supported by the 50 Year Anniversary Grant Programme of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan India. The Basement is alive again with the laughter of happy actors. Unfortunately, Ich Bin Fassbinder is not a comedy.

Anyway, pulled by the future or pushed by the past, we continue to move forward. Thank you for being here.


~ by Momo on March 25, 2011.

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