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Head 2 Head

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:05 pm

NPR300

Head 2 Head, through a unique devised theatre performance, searches the answer of existential questions like Where does identity lie: head or body? Or both? that actor with large bodies who deal with this quandary on a daily basis.  By using sections of the iconic Kannada play by Girish Karnad, it interrogates identity and archetypes, and the much-vaunted mind-body (dis)connection. It also examines the body of politics and politics of the body that characters themselves encounter during their own work as individuals and as a community. It explores prevailing archetypes in the theatre industry in the guise of actors working on a play, using humor to re-look at the fat body. A third strand of the performance explores the personal experience of being a plus-size body. This strand eschews traditional theatrical devices of narrative, character and dialogue and instead uses a heightened physicality to draw attention to the corporeal form, inviting the audience to directly engage with the bodies on stage. Lastly, as fat actors, the ‘main’ (read meaty) roles generally go to the thin other. Playing the main protagonists in an iconic play has its own thrill!

Details

Date:
March 3, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:05 pm
Cost:
NPR300
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Organizer

Nepal International Theatre Festival 2019 (NITFEST)
Phone:
014249761
Email:
festivalcell@nitfest.org
Website:
www.nitfest.org

Other

Director
Mrs Shabari Rao
Duration (Minutes)
1 hour 5 minutes
Country
India
Theatre Group
The Big Fat Company, Bangalore
Director's Bio
Shabari Rao is an artist, educator and researcher. Her work is rooted in practice based research which focuses on the relationship between body, performance, and learning. She has taught and performed extensively over the last 20 years, and participated in several international artist residencies. She practices as an independent artist and art/education consultant and is also part time faculty at Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology.

Venue

Kausi Theatre (Katha Ghera)
Kausi Theatre
Teku, Kathmandu, Province 3 44600 Nepal
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Phone:
+977 981-870-9302
Website:
http://kathaghera.com
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