Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NRITYAARCHANA.... a Kuchipudi performance



Nrityaarchana performed by Mahati Bhikshu Choreography Aruna Bhikshu Lights Design Murali Basa

A tribute to Guru Yelleswarapu Suryaprakasa sarma Garu, It was my pleasure to work with the eminent guru Smt Aruna Bhikshu. I have discussed the colour scheme and made a variant colour scheme in the live performance.
Mahati Bhikshu performed as an experienced dancer made a clean gesture towards her strong career in a traditional dance performances. 
Eventhough thr stage has limited lights, the best intensity and colour have come up with clear images. 
Jaavali (జావళీ)  is a dance performance by Mahati is another intersting performance. Music by D.S.V. Shastri have given a melody music for that night. 

Programme: Nrityaarchana 
Choreography: Smt: Aruna Bhikshu
Lights Design:  Murali Basa
Venue: Rabindra Bharathi, Hyderabad

photos link here.














Review 

Friday, May 30, 2014

A STRAIGHT PROPOSAL

A straight Proposal 

An artistic approach towards 377 verdict, A play about not straights, A love story of the marginalized people. From the day 1 we have started working on the play through the scenography. The play has mutli places . We have started creating a model in a way that where we can find "hide and seek" through the set. It was intially designed as rigid set in the centre stage and the other sides we have attached some flats to counter the rigidness.

But where as in the second show we have transformed all these rigidness of the set into flexible. The innovation of this particular module of transporting of the set, added choreography is an asset for the play. The set and the lights have given life to the whole play. Its a brave attempt made from  me in accordance to the budget. Those locations in the story have been executed through the minor displacements of the flat of 6 by 4 ft with the net cloth. I was also trying to bring out the depth through my lighting which was appreciated by more audience in SRC.

Play Name :   A straight Proposal
Director :       Happy Ranajit
Scenography:  Murali Basa

For more Details about the play and Photographs visit the Face Book Page   https://www.facebook.com/Astraightproposal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NARENDRA SHARMA FESTIVAL OF DANCE

Stage Management and Lighting Assistance : Murali Basa
I feel very happy to work with Bharat Sharma, my teacher. Narendra Sharma festival of Dance this time concentrated more about the solo performances of contemporary performers. The festival has 12 solo performances. The performances started with Sojini Gupta performance, which combines with the digital media as the design element had created an illusion of light and had given new impact on the performers body.

The performances by Bharat Sharma, Surjeet Singh, Rajsree and Subro Gosh have made aclear impact to the audience. These solo performances are individual with different ideas conceived by the performers  with a perceptible approach towards choreography.

The interactive dance of Mr Santosh Nair, with the digital media has shown the developments in the Indian dance performances. The design of the choreography is much more attractive. The inner image of the performer was screened on 30 by 40 screen on the cyclorama and the dancer was made a good interaction while performing on the stage. He also made 7 boxes on stage and interacted seven images on the screen with different movement and Mudras. I think as 7 is the most important number for Indians, The choreographer might used 7 boxes on the stage.

Neha Gupta and Himani Sharma the principle dancers of Bhoomika devised a meaningful performances from their own experiences. These performances  are  vibrant and vital in the festival. The moment based performances by Subhasish and Sangeeta Sharma had given an understand of classical adaptations of Indian dances.

The talkative dancer , a performance by Sumith Nagdev, definitely made the audience laugh. The performance comibines so many dance forms with the poem and script written by the performer. Martha Graham dance not the MARATHA GARAM dance was an interesting peace in his performance.

Karan's performance of ballet dance is a new kind of performance in the festival. It was attractive with out making an impact on the audience.

Being Stage Manager and the Lighting Assistance for the whole festival of dance had given me a different kind of experience to train Nirmal, Ankit and Neeraj. The festival went very smooth without much difficulties as its well planned in advance and well coordinated with all. The comparing of Sushmitha Gosh and project ideas by Tripura Kashyap is another advantage for the festival to be succeed. In and all Goutham's co ordination and lights design added a different flavour to the whole festival.
 

Thursday, September 05, 2013

UKIERI Thematic Partnership Project

Romeo Juliet and Security Guard, Direction: Jane Collins


Its a privilege for me to participate the thematic partnership project between University of Hyderabad and Wimbledon College of Arts.The title of the project “Scenography in a digital age: a comparative study of the impact of new media on contemporary Indian and British performance practice”This project partnership is expected to last 2 years and will provide strong links between the University of the Arts London and the University of Hyderabad, one of the leading public research Universities in India.This partnership will develop a trans-national, inter-disciplinary discourse that will enhance understanding of contemporary performance culture in India and the UK.

Objectives


  • Identify a range of multi-media performance currently being produced in our two countries.
  • Examine the effects and potential of this new media on the visual and spatial constructs working within and between our respective cultures.
  • Assess the function of ‘live’ performance in a social arena increasingly dominated by electronic and digital media.
  • Disseminate our findings through publications including web-based.
  • Build capacity by developing practice- based PhD’s in performance and visual culture.

 Participants :
Prof B.Ananth Krishnan, Dean , S.N.School of Arts
Rajeev Velicheti, Associate Prof, Dept of Theatre
Keertana Tangavelu, Associate Prof, Department of Fine Arts
Murali Basa, UGC-JRF Research Scholar, Department of Theatre Arts
Shiva Prasad Tumu, UGC-JRF Research Scholar, Department of Theatre Arts
 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A 3 DAYS FESTIVAL IN DELHI

Festival at LTG Auditorium

Unicorn Actors' studio , Delhi presents a 3 day festival of plays.  An young director Happy Ranajit Sahoo directed and acted plays , performing at LTG auditorium from 7th October to 9th October, 2013. The two plays "May be this Summer"  "Roop aroop" directed by Tripurai Sharma are the opening shows of the festival.

The first festival of Unicorn actors' Studio, is of different genres. And I wish good luck to the team. I hope the young audience will be enjoying all these shows. Best of luck to the Team members and Gauri Dewal for her continuing support to the group.