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Argentinian circus to perform in Pune on February 5

The International Association for Performing Arts and Research (IAPAR), a city-based organisation will host the Mandragora Circus from Argentina in their Anandranga monthly performance series. 

pune Updated: Feb 04, 2018 22:01 IST
Prachi Bari
Prachi Bari
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The performance had its first show in 2003 in Trelew, Argentina. Since then, the nomadic theatre group has performed in more than 42 countries. In India, they have performed in Hampi, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kochi.(HT PHOTO)

Circus is a place where the unexpected could happen, from our show they could expect a story which will touch their hearts,” said Mariana Silva, a theatre artiste and one of the clowns from the Mandragora Circus.The International Association for Performing Arts and Research (IAPAR), a city-based organisation will host the Mandragora Circus from Argentina in their Anandranga monthly performance series.

This performance will be held on February 5 at the Kala Chhaya cultural centre. The ‘wordless’ performance will have two performers as clowns telling us a story with circus stunts and music.

“It is a wordless performance with uses different kind of artistic expressions to tell a story,” said Mariana Silva (35), a theatre artiste. “It is combined with drama and music, set to tune by Juan Cruz Bracamonte (38). We started this performance in Argentina in 1998. When Juan was doing music and I was doing theatre we started doing workshops in circus skills and later, we continued it in Chile,” she added. “We, then, wanted to create a show where we show not only our skills but also tell a story, that’s when we combined the circus with theatre on stage,” she said.

Circus around the world underwent a change in the 1980s and it spread across the globe where the circus is showed in a new way. “You don’t need animals nor are our jokers regular but there are physical characters who use their body and facial expressions to tell an unrestrained love story,” she said.

The performance had its first show in 2003 in Trelew, Argentina. Since then, the nomadic theatre group has performed in more than 42 countries. In India, they have performed in Hampi, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kochi.

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 22:00 IST