S.Thala – An Indian Suite

08.30 PM

Natarani Theatre,
Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380013, India

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2022-03-25 20:30:00 2022-03-25 00:00:00 Asia/Kolkata S.Thala - An Indian Suite

S.Thala – An Indian Suite
S.THALA is inspired by Marguerite Duras’ Indian cycle and her book L’Amour.

Writer playwright screenwriter and film director Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) is one of the major figures in the twentieth French literary and artistic world. In her multiform corpus the texts and films of the “Indian cycle” occupy a central place. By revisiting Duras’ fantasized India and the very real one at the heart of her company’s productions Annette Leday and her dancers propose a poetic visual approach of the Durassian writing through a choreographed free interpretation of the text L’Amour.

S.Thala is the name of an imaginary city invented by Marguerite Duras. It is strangely close to the Sanskrit term Sthala which means location space room. For Duras places are very important charged with meanings ghosts and questioning. She often mixes her own personal environment with her imaginary locations. The place that concerns Duras in the so-called Indian Cycle is a forgotten rejected suffering unmanageable world that of the natives kept apart by the white colonials. Duras’ link to nature echoes today’s concerns and carries the apocalyptic anguish that goes with our time.

In the works of the Indian Cycle the characters travel from one novel to the other often without sticking to a precise narrative but referring as a leitmotiv to an initial event that happened during a ballroom party.

L’Amour is a mysterious non-linear fragmented text that evokes reiterated transformed memories extracted from the organic magma of the Indian Cycle. In L’Amour the characters have been dislodged from the original books and projected into new narrative regions. A woman a man a traveller a beggar a rejected woman are among the somewhat anonymous characters inhabiting this ghostly world and its surrounding nature.

The choreography presents a first period of movement and space exploration inspired by the many physical indications and themes contained in Duras texts. These dance modules are accompanied by the reading of short passages from the text l’Amour. In a second period the dancers perform an elaborate piece constructed and extrapolated from the first part explored figures and recurring elements.

Natarani Theatre,
Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380013, India

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S.Thala – An Indian Suite
S.THALA is inspired by Marguerite Duras’ Indian cycle and her book L’Amour.

Writer playwright screenwriter and film director Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) is one of the major figures in the twentieth French literary and artistic world. In her multiform corpus the texts and films of the “Indian cycle” occupy a central place. By revisiting Duras’ fantasized India and the very real one at the heart of her company’s productions Annette Leday and her dancers propose a poetic visual approach of the Durassian writing through a choreographed free interpretation of the text L’Amour.

S.Thala is the name of an imaginary city invented by Marguerite Duras. It is strangely close to the Sanskrit term Sthala which means location space room. For Duras places are very important charged with meanings ghosts and questioning. She often mixes her own personal environment with her imaginary locations. The place that concerns Duras in the so-called Indian Cycle is a forgotten rejected suffering unmanageable world that of the natives kept apart by the white colonials. Duras’ link to nature echoes today’s concerns and carries the apocalyptic anguish that goes with our time.

In the works of the Indian Cycle the characters travel from one novel to the other often without sticking to a precise narrative but referring as a leitmotiv to an initial event that happened during a ballroom party.

L’Amour is a mysterious non-linear fragmented text that evokes reiterated transformed memories extracted from the organic magma of the Indian Cycle. In L’Amour the characters have been dislodged from the original books and projected into new narrative regions. A woman a man a traveller a beggar a rejected woman are among the somewhat anonymous characters inhabiting this ghostly world and its surrounding nature.

The choreography presents a first period of movement and space exploration inspired by the many physical indications and themes contained in Duras texts. These dance modules are accompanied by the reading of short passages from the text l’Amour. In a second period the dancers perform an elaborate piece constructed and extrapolated from the first part explored figures and recurring elements.




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