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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Raashi-Man-Mask.jpg Glimpses of magic theatre is capable of in Raashi Man

The nip in the air for a change was low and expectations were relatively high on the ground open to the sky at the young theatre writer-director Chintan Pandya’s residence for ‘a unique experience’ in the ‘environmental theatre’ format he had promised in Raashi Man at its sixth show last Sunday. All formal and informal seats, around three score, were occupied. Lights were dim. Careful occasional movement didn’t break the silence. Prayers being offered unseen were softly done. A hush had descended when a savage of a man – his long hair dishevelled, chest stained red and voice hoarse – enters from the dark, making way from the audience. That was the first of the numerous short scenes of the play Raashi Man, written and directed by Chintan. Celebrated Japanese director Akira Kurosava’s film classic Rashomon (1950) was based on Ryunosuke Akutagawas short stories. Chintan as well wrote this play set in an Uttarakhand jungle based on these stories. The secret of a flavour of authenticity in its language, a couple of dialects it employs, is that he got the script checked and where necessary revised by native speakers of them. Raashi Man is a murder mystery with a little…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/voice-of-silence-by-hindol-brahmbhatt..jpg Hindol Brahmbhatt’s Voice of Silence : A Fascinating Invocation of The Timeless Mythological Forms

Hindol Brahmbhatt’s aesthetic instinct creates a never-seen-before version of the seen-by-all forms of Indian gods and goddesses. Unique in its medium and technique, the show is a fascinating experience of Brahmbhatt’s exceptional perceptiveness. Hear what his artworks at his solo show ‘Voice of Silence’ have to whisper. Hindol Brahmbhatt (L) and Giriraj Kadia (R) A…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Newton-Moview-Review.jpg Newton Movie Review - ‘Newton’ Shows Us the Voters Behind the Vote Counts

India’s official selection for the Oscars 2018, this 106-minute experience depicts the politics of elections and holds up a mirror to us, without once erasing the smile off our faces. If Anil Kapoor’s modest character in the film Eeshwar (1989) – who lives every second of his life by the book – is re-cast today…

  • https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Meri-Favorite-Shirt-3.jpg Amateurs essay a complex theme of love

      That Gujarati-speaking amateurs get together for a difficult experimental theatre production in Hindi even while the mainstream Gujarati theatre, touch wood, has been of late shaping pretty well, is a sign of courage and a labour of love. Meri Favourite Shirt, which is a dramatization of actor-writer Manav Kaul’s short story, is contemporary in both form and theme. And, it was a pleasure noticing at its second show (Thakorbhai Desai, October 15) that a sizable young audience had turned up with enthusiasm for the play and when at times the play turned pretty complex, even partly incomprehensible, in utmost silence they tried to figure out the significance – disturbing loud guffaws by an enthusiast a couple of time apart.   For numerous scenes of the 90-minute play, the sets…




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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-.jpg His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2008.jpg 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival peaks during the weekend!

Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…

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It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/astoma-sadgamaya2.jpg પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…