A “Yakshagana” artist prepares prior to a performance in a theatre in Bangalore. A literal compound of yaksha (nature spirit) and gana (song or praise), Yakshagana is a form of theatre indigenous to Karnataka and also performed in Kerala’s Kasargod district. It has a recorded history of at least five centuries as a distinct art form.
A rehearsal session at Drona Natya Mandal at Dankaur, in Greater Noida. Every Janmashtami, Hindus and Muslims sit together inside the premises of a temple to cheer for artists of the Drona Natya Mandal, a local Parsi theatre group, which has enthralled audiences with its social, historical and religious plays for over 90 years.
An artist of Ukraine's Artel Myth performs her Concordia character during the Living Statues International Festival, in Bucharest, Romania. Wait, did that statue really move? It may well have been the question on everybody’s mind while taking a walk in Bucharest all through the past week.
Inside the grey walls of an independent theatre in the Romanian city of Cluj, Roma actress Elena Duminica braided the hair of her colleague Mihaela Dragan ahead of a show during the “Roma Theatre is not Nomadic” tour. Meanwhile, the theatre tested lights for the play, “Gadjo Dildo”, a cabaret-like performance inspired by real stories about sexism and racism Roma women are often subject to in Romania.
On the eve of Devi Paksha, to mark the beginning of Durga Puja, 160 members of the Male Dancers Association came together to perform nine avatars of Goddess Durga in ‘Mahishasura Mardini’ at the Gyan Mancha in Kolkata.
On the last day of Ganpati Visarjan, Vainavi Parag Mohite, dressed in a traditional Maharashtrian saree took to the streets along with her group to play a traditional Nashik Dhol and bid adieu to Lord Ganesha. At 11, she is one of the city’s youngest Nashik Dhol players.
Hundreds of activists dressed as zombies walked and crawled from all corners of the city towards a central square to protest the G20 summit. The streets of Hamburg looked like a scene from Night of the Living Dead as protesters covered in grey clay shuffled through the city centre in a trance-like state.
Essentially theatre by the people and for the people, nukkad natak or street theatre (ST) has transformed into more of a propaganda tool used by political parties as a crucial election campaign strategy leading to disintegration and corruption of the... read more
The India Art Fair will begin here Jan 30, and 47 art galleries from across the world will showcase modern and contemporary art practices including painting, sculpture, new media, installation and performance art. read more