Solo Dance Theatre Festival| March 13th and 14th at Design Centre, Alto Porvorim, Goa

4 Performances 2 Days, for tickets please mail thedesigncentregoa@gmail.com

Two day theatre fest at @designcentre.goa, Alto Porvorim

Tickets per show 300/- / Festival tickets 1000/- Please mail at thedesigncentregoa@gmail.com

First day play 13 March, Saturday 2021

Time : 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Kirtan of Tamarind Tree – Musical solo Devised and performed Shablo Gaonkar

This performance is based on G.A Kulkarni’s short story ‘A boy who didn’t want to die’.The performance is enacted in the form of traditional folk art ‘Naradi kirtan’. A single performer performs ‘Naradi kirtan’ with supporting musicians playing Tabla and Harmonium. The ‘Kirtankaar’ recites poetry of saints and explains it in his performance. As the name suggest the kirtan Tell’s the story of a boy who doesn’t want to die and sets off on a journey to a land where nobody dies. It explores his journey, human instinct to live, to be curious and asking questions.

Shablo Gaonkar is a Actor/Director from Goa, working in experimental theatre space. He also founded “Sateri kalamanch folk dance group” of sattari. He is part of a theater troupe named ‘Theatre Flamingo.’ He acquired his diploma in theatre at Goa Kala Academy’s School of Drama and a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Savitribai Phule Pune University’s Lalit Kala Kendra. Shablo has Acted in numerous plays in Konkani and Marathi language and currently working on Theatre Flamingo’s children’s theatre project named Ghumchekatar Theatre from 2019. It has reached and worked with nearly 5000 school kids and counting.

07:15 pm to 7:30 pm – Tea break

2nd Play

MH 12, Physical Theatre Devised and performed by Veer Nishad, Time : 7:30 to 8:00 pm, 13th March 2021

MH12 is a story of a man, his real struggles and his dreams that are yet to become reality. A lonely life on a crowded street, the struggle to survive in the race of everyday and the will to never give up. It is the story of life in the outskirts of a city where city lights dim the life of minorities.

Veer Nishad is an active contemporary dancer/ choreographer, based in Bangalore.

8:00 to 8:20 – Discussion with Performer and Team

2nd Day of Solo Theatre Fest

Date 14 March , Sunday 2021

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

“3 am” (30mins) Choreographed and Performed by Prashant More.

‘3am’ talks about a situation of an insomniac personality. Struggling to sleep or fighting sleeping disorder where the body has given up from tiredness and the mind is in complete control. Lying on the bed with closed eyes, where the mind has check-in for multiple flights. Floating in space like a cloud forgotten a way back home. The hyperactive mind filled with thoughts, ideas and anxiety, running back and forth in the future and past with several voices and choices who wish to expel. The time on the wall has faded away long back and reality is no more relevant. The mind has reached a realm which is now difficult to identify the reality and dream.

The artist aims to portray images from an insomniac state of mind through movements, sometimes real and sometimes surreal.

7:00 pm to 7:15 pm – Tea Break

Time 07:15 pm to 8:00 pm

‘Dumb Indignation’ – Conceived and Directed by Keatan Jadhav and performed by Amodi Sanap.

8:00 to 8:20 pm – Discussion session with the Performer and team