Multi Media

Are You Home Lady Macbeth?

A witch-like woman playfully creates the characters of Lady Macbeth but somewhere along the way she finds herself drawn into her skin.
But a witch is a witch and belongs not to a nobleman's world. Witch and 'Lady' cannot coexist in the same person for long. So she must either ‘rub herself’ out of existence or re-find herself in another form……
A multi media production that swings from the comic to the tragic, and all that lies in between, seamlessly, much like the way witches do. This show was first created as a performance art piece and then evolved into a cross media show.
First performed Mar. 2008

Live feed and multi media design - Amitesh Grover
Costume and props design - Tabasheer Zutshi
Sound - Samar Grewal, Suchet Malhotra
Conceived, performed and directed by Maya Krishna Rao
 












































dance theatre

RAVANAMA


There are several strands that have crossed and re-crossed in the making of this piece.  On stage we see an actor  in search of a character, Ravana, the mythological character from the Ramayana. Why is she so attracted to him while all the world considers him evil? Is it to do with the performer's  attraction to a form – Kathakali - a form that depicts Ravana in high scale and grandeur?  Every time the actor dips into the ‘world’ of Kathakali she comes out with a further revelation of Ravana…. 
There are so many versions of the story. According to one, Ravana never died, instead, took the form of a bird and made the forest his home. In another version, Sita is actually Ravana’s daughter, but was given away at birth as he was warned that she would be the cause of his death. So, is the Ramayana actually a story of longing -  of a man / father for his lover/daughter. It’s the archetypal story of the lover who is also sibling / parent / child, so familiar in the Greek tradition – Eudipus, Elektra, Jocasta...

Sound design Samar Grewal

Lights Rajesh Singh
Video design Surajit Sarkar
                                                               Created and performed by Maya Krishna Rao

 

 HEADS ARE MEANT FOR WALKING INTO

A woman sits at her desk with bits of her puzzle – a puzzle that is indeed the world, where life can be hard and its contradictions sharp. She must figure out her puzzle, so she must leave her desk and step out into the world to make sense of the pieces. These pieces lead her to people. The journey is not easy. Sometimes it can be devastating.


A world of power, of degradation of women’s labour and being, of economic hardship, of living under martial law, of people being pushed to the brink of desperation. And of those who survive it through work, is revealed to her. there are episodes from Manipur, the farmers of Andhra Pradesh.
This is a presentation with an exciting form as theatre, video and music fuse to create a multi-media show about our times. Close- circuit cameras project images on multiple surfaces combine with the unusual use of objects, actions and sound

Multi media design Surajit Sarkar
Sound Ashim Ghosh
Directed, scripted and performed by Maya Krishna Rao



































HAND OVER FIST 
perspectives of masculinities





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