DEVISED & PERFORMED BY -Bjorn Dahlman, Spatica Ramanujam and Swati Das DIRECTED BY – Bjorn Dahlman
Colour correction is a comedy about the western perspective of the women’s situation in India. Who is the woman of India today? Can we define her? What are the forces that shape how she is perceived and who gets to have the final word on who she is? Colour Correction presents the perspectives of media, the west, and Bollywood in shaping the view of the Indian woman. Elephants, Yoga, Gandhi and now the gang-rape...Is this what the subcontinent looks like to the west today? The play is a comedy that follows the life and dream of the everyday Indian woman.
Using the format of meta-layer and shadow play, the play raises questions on how western media portrays India, who has the right to tell who´s story. The performance mixes a ”western” linear storytelling with the circular storytelling used in both Bollywood films and old Indian myths.
Creators and Actors – Bjorn Dahlman, Spatica Ramanujam, and Swati Das Direction – Bjorn Dalhman
A collaboration between MukhaMugam, Bananteatern, and Bonthrop
Bjorn Dahlman is a Swedish actor and director. He holds an MFA in acting from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is the founder of Bananteatern, a Swedish theatre company that focuses on theatre for young audiences in an international context. He is also the art director of Shanghai based theatre company Xiao Wan Jia (Little player theatre.) Björn has also been touring with the NGO ‘Clowns without Borders in India, Nepal, Greece and China. Apart from focusing on theatre for young audiences, he also takes a big interest in international collaborations and devising.
Swati Das is an actor, writer and director. Her performance credits include The Vagina Monologues and Shakespeare’s gender reversed version of ‘The Taming of The Shrew’. Apart from many short films, she has acted in Hindi feature films ‘Bombay Talkies’ (2013) and Hindi Medium (2017). Her upcoming film projects include ‘Desert Dolphin’ (2019) and ‘Space MOMs’ (2019). She has written for a television series titled ‘Yeh Hai India Meri Jaan’ which was aired on the national broadcasting channel Doordarshan. Her writing credits also include writing the screenplay for ‘Grill’ and ‘Anaarkali’, two upcoming short films. She has had a year’s theatre training in Delhi and has just completed an intensive training programme in Shakespeare studies from the Prague Shakespeare Company.
Spatica Ramanujam is the Artistic Director and co-founded of the theatre company Mukha Mugam. Trained at the London International School for Performing Arts (LISPA), London, she has facilitated Arts Integration Programs for educational institutions, in India and abroad, providing focused theatre and storytelling training for teachers, students, storytellers. Some of her productions include The Vagina Monologues (Poor Box Productions, Mumbai), Re-Orientations (Border Crossings, London) and Red Sky At Night (Sirius Arts, London). She has acted and co-produced Colour Correction (with Bananteatern, Sweden, 2014) and From the Word to the World (with Glass Eye Theatre, London, 2015).
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