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A festival that celebrates the return of the JOY OF THEATRE after the pandemic
Vyoma Artspace and Studio Theatre hosted the Vyoma 360 Natakotsava on the 5th and 6th of March. We are glad to announce that the festival was a grand success with 6 housefull shows!
The theme of the festival was the unique usage of the flexible space at Vyoma. The performing teams took up the challenge and created 6 enthralling performances. Each play was performed with a different orientation and the audience was surprised every single time! Here's a glimpse of all the 6 performances of the Vyoma 360 Natakotsava.
Day 1 (5th March)
1. Absinth (Rangaratha IPAC)
Directed by Aasif Kshatriya and Shwetha Srinivas
Synopsis: The story of ABSINTH is all about the Greed and the Deed. It revolves around the death of an Army Colonel in a mysterious way. Though the court declared it as a natural death, few of his friends suspect foul play. If at all it's a murder, who killed the Colonel ... and why? The Karma follows. Watch out!!
Team Rangaratha used a wide space to present a performance which was not just thrilling but also looked spectacular!
2. Gumps and Humps (Antharanga)
Directed by Sriharsha Grama
Synopsis: Chorus is one of the oldest techniques used in world theatre from the time of Greek civilization to modern plays, Indian traditional arts are not different. In this short piece, we try to experiment with the idea of chorus to build an observation on how societies are formed, evolve and move forward.
Antharanga presented an experimental performance which was thought provoking and intriguing.
3. Bhava enage hingitu (Pravara Theatre)
Directed by Hanu Ramasanjeeva
Synopsis: Prabhu is a well accomplished author of many best-selling, award winning novels and Chiranthan, his son is taking a baby step into writing with a struggle of failed release. The play captures the mesmerizing way in which a story gets woven in a writer's mind. Their maid Sarala and her husband Raju add an interesting turn to the story.
Pravara Theatre used a unique and intimate seating arrangement and presented an impactful family drama.
Day 2 (6th March)
4. Jalpa: The Curious Case of Kubjagiri (Naaham Theatre)
Directed by Viveka
Synopsis: An age-old mystery regarding a cave is of great interest to every single individual in the village Kubjagiri. The inaccessible but starkly visible cave has created a divide among the villagers. As the tension between the two factions keeps growing, several people are forced to pay dearly.
Naaham theatre presented a work-in-progress show of a rural political drama. The team also constructed a very appealing set at a corner at Vyoma.
5. Coronammana Krupe
Directed by P. D Sathish Chandra
Synopsis: After sinking into the darkest days of corona and reaching a peaceful position we have now embarked on an adventure of discussing and critiquing the corona. The unveiling of the tears, the anxiety and the lessons taught by the instances we have heard and experienced is Coronammana Krupe.
Prakasam theatre used the opposite of the regular orientation at Vyoma and performed a play that was relatable and cathartic.
6. Ondu Vilaya Kathe (YouAndMe Theatre)
Directed by Sharath Parvathavani
Synopsis: A literal Life-and-Death situation catches hold of two people and their effort to understand the situation and make sense of it forms the gripping and poignant...Ondu Vilaya Kathe
YouAndMe Theatre truly pushed the exploration of Vyoma by creating different levels and performed a mind-bending play.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the performing teams. Their unique thinking and flexibility is what made the festival. We also thank the technicians, volunteers, make-up artists and backstage crew without whom this festival would be unimaginable. Our gratitude also to the Kannada and Culture Department, Govt. of Karnataka. Most importantly, our gratitude to you - the audience who made this festival a grand success