The Bus and the travelling Bards | August 21, 2014 | Bangalore
India Foundation for the Arts
is proud to present two projects by IFA grantees
Martin John Chalissery and Saji Kadampattil
The Bus and the travelling Bards
Artist presentation and screening of the film
Carnival on Wheels
Language: Malayalam with English subtitles
Duration: 30 minutes
Thursday | August 21, 2014 | 07:00 PM
The Oak Room, The PARK, Bangalore
No. 14/7, M G Road, Bangalore-560042
Do join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres after the event.
Martin and his team at Sadhna Centre for Creative Practice, Thrissur were supported by IFA to create a performance based on research into the history and evolution of bus transport in Kerala and the lives of people connected to it. The bus as a travelling stage was used to explore new frameworks for performance and cultivate new audiences. The production travelled to various places in the Thrissur district.
While Bangalore-based musician and sound designer, Saji Kadampattil, was supported by IFA to undertake research into the poetry of eminent Malayalam poet, Kadamanitta Ramakrishnan Nair (1935–2008), and the ritual folk performance form, Padayani, towards creating new performance work; he met Martin at the IFA office during a grantee orientation programme and a new collaboration began to emerge. The result was Odichodichu – Oru Bus Natakam, a performance on the bus and Oorali, a band.
Carnival on Wheels, a film directed by Sachindev which captures Saji and Martin's collaboration will be screened at the presentation.