Monday, February 14, 2011

Ambedkar AUR Gandhi Nominated for Best direction,Best Play & Best Ensemble in META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards)

Rajesh Kumar's
Ambedkar AUR Gandhi
directed by Arvind Gaur
selected for Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META)

Nominated for-
Best Play
Best direction
Best Ensemble

Show on 4th March at Kamani Auditorium.
Ticket prices: Rs.100/-
Tickets available at Teksons Bookshop in South Extension

ACTORS- Viren Basoya, Shilpi Marwaha,Bajrang Bali Singh, Shiv Chauhan,Saurabh Pal, Malay Garg,Himanshu Maggu, Gaurav Mishra,Suraj Singh,Vrinda Vedi,Disha Arora, Datta, Suraj Singh,Rahul Khanna,Palak Bhutani, Punkaj Datta,Anish Kumar,Iahwak Singh,Himanshu Katara,Kakoli Gaur,Saveree Gaur,Smiriti Vij, Kalra,Narender Thakur,Dipesh Mohlay,Manu Chowdhay,Manoj Yadav,Sachin Saxena,Abhay Malhotra,Tarun,Pankaj Shandilya ,Vallari Shrivastva,Vartika Tiwari,Renu Kashyap...& Others

Poems- Avataar Singh Paash (पाश ),Shankar Shailendra ,Bhupen Hazarika,Bob Dylan ,
Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur
musicians - Sandy , Anil Mishra & Mohit Sharma
Production : Saurabh, Shiv,Rahul,Gaurav & himanshu

Theatre Workshop at Daulat Ram College

Theatre Workshop
at Daulat Ram College
27th January to 22th February 2011
by Asmita theatre
Workshop director Arvind Gaur,
workshop coordinator - Shilpi Marwaha

Theatre Workshop at Hindu College

Theatre Workshop for Abhirang ,
Hindi Natya Sanstha,Hindu College
20 January to 15th February 2011

Abhirang(Nayi Drishti,Rang Shrishti)
Hindi Natya Sanstha
Workshop director Arvind Gaur,
workshop coordinator - Shilpi Marwaha
All are cordially invited.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Asmita Theatre Actors presents Bertolt Brecht's Poems on his Birthday -10th february

On Bertolt Brecht's Birthday,
Asmita Theatre Actors Present
"Brecht's Poems"
At Rehersal Venue, 7.00pm.
Asmita rehearsal venue, Navshakti School,
opp.Hindi Bhawan, I.T.O, New Delhi

Actors- Shilpi Marwaha, Saurabh Pal, Shiv Chauhan,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Himanshu Maggu, Vallari Srivastava, Palak Bhutani, Anish Kumar Mahto, Suraj Singh,Himanshu Katara, Punkaj Datta,VartikaTiwari, Pankaj Shandilya,Manu Chaudhary,Narendra Thakur,Ishwak Singh,Aj Parikh, Manoj Yadav,Sachin Saxena,Tarun kumar, Kumar Vaibhav,Renu Kashyap,Abhishek Pandey,Aparna Singh, and Others...

Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. An influential theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel—with its internationally acclaimed productions.
From his late twenties Brecht remained a life-long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his 'epic theatre', synthesized and extended the experiments of Erwin Piscator and Vsevolod Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism. Brecht's modernist concern with drama-as-a-medium led to his refinement of the 'epic form' of the drama.
This dramatic form is related to similar modernist innovations in other arts, including the strategy of divergent chapters in James Joyce's novel Ulysses, Sergei Eisenstein's evolution of a constructivist 'montage' in the cinema, and Picasso's introduction of cubist 'collage' in the visual arts.In contrast to many other avant-garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to destroy art as an institution; rather, he hoped to 're-function' the theatre to a new social use. In this regard he was a vital participant in the aesthetic debates of his era—particularly over the 'high art/popular culture' dichotomy—vying with the likes of Adorno, Lukács, Bloch, and developing a close friendship with Benjamin. Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant-garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in sharp contrast both to its psychological and socialist varieties.
"Brecht's work is the most important and original in European drama since Ibsen and Strindberg", Raymond Williams argues, while Peter Bürger dubs him "the most important materialist writer of our time"
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Photos- 1- Bertolt Brecht 2-Last Scene from Arvind Gaur's Ramkali play,Ramkali is the adaptation of Bertolt Brecht 's play - The Good Person of Szechwan ,directed by Arvind Gaur staring Mallika Sarabhai as Ramkali.

Street play Interfaith on 3rd Feb Directed by Arvind Gaur

Street play- Interfaith
Directed by Arvind Gaur
at American Center auditorium
on 3rd February 2011.
'The Difference' '- BRIDGES' - A dialogue on the role of Youth in communal harmony
a street play by Asmita Theatre Group on the mindsets of the people.The play talks about how people make stereotypes in society , how we , as human beings don’t trust other people on the basis of caste, class, religion and colour.

It also depicts 6 stories showing the atrocities faced by the victims... who suffer because of the gen...ocide caused by the differences among people. For how many years will innocent people have to suffer because of difference in beliefs among people?

Shilpi Marwaha, Saurabh Pal, Shiv Chauhan,Gaurav Mishra, Rahul Khanna,Himanshu Maggu, Vallari Srivastava, Palak Bhutani,Aparna Singh,Vartika Tiwari, Anish Kumar Mahto, Ketan Kalra,Narendra Thakur,Ishwak Singh, Suraj Singh,Himanshu Katara, Manu Chaudhary, Pankaj Shandilya,Aj Parikh, Manoj Yadav,Sachin Saxena,Tarun kumar, Punkaj Datta,Amit Dhaiya, Kumar Vaibhav,Renu Kashyap,Abhishek Pandey, Rahul Sharma and Others...

Contact: AG -09899650509,Shilpi Marwaha- 9540656537,Shiv Chauhan-9958793683,Suraj Singh-9999692525,Viren Basoya- 9911013630,Rahul Khanna-9711188856,