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Pathinayiram / Ten Thousand

Sat, 1 Jun 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Rs 100
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Pathinayiram / Ten Thousand
June 1st 2019
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: Rs 100
Duration: 25 min film, followed by 30 min performance and conversation

What journey must a man take to become a Kalaripayattu master? What are his motivations and how will they change when they confront the intricacy of the art itself? What is the essence of this ancient martial art? What vision does a Guru see and impart? Here lies the story of a man who followed a legend as an outsider, and soon discovered that it is outside that he must return to become that very legend.    

About the Artists:

Faraway is a collective of artists and artisans, storytellers and those whose stories will be told. We are a core team of four that collaborates with folk from all walks of life, to tell a story in any and every platform. The idea of faraway lies in the irony that the places you need to go, the people you need to meet and the stories you need to tell, lie only a step away from where you stop. It is that destination that lies at the end of that single step we call faraway.

The Hindustan Kalari Sangam, Kozhikode and the Kalarigram, Auroville:
The Hindustan Kalari Sangam, Kozhikode, founded in 1950 is one of the premier Kalaripayattu schools in the country. Kalarigram, Auroville is a sister concern that started in 2008 on the invitation of Veena Paani, the founder of the Adishakti Theatre. These two schools are where the Kalari masters of the film come from. These two schools are where the filmmakers of this film, learned the craft over two years, and attempt to breakdown the movement and essence of this incredible art.

Nikhil who is the protagonist of the film will also perform a little piece where he explores the journey of the movement through time. He also is a teacher at the Kalarigram, Auroville and is considered one of the finest up and coming modern-day masters of the martial art.

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .

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