What’s on

The things we do. In the future – near and far.

Jun
2
Sat
Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai @ Harkat Studios
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai @ Harkat Studios
Celebrating Hindustani Literature!
In its most audacious, comical, witty and intellectually most entertaining form!
Solo Performances of Short Stories

‘INSPECTOR MATADIN CHAND PAR’ | Harishankar Parsai
Breaking News; Indian Police to mentor their counterparts on the Moon! The Good Times are here! Ram Rajya has arrived; India’s Might is Shining Bright!

‘USKI ROTI’ | Mohan Rakesh
A desolate highway; a woman waits for her truck driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Today, the wait will be a excruciatingly long one!

‘BASAUDE KI MARIYAM’ | Asad Mohammad Khan
Beyond Beliefs & Boundaries, Religion & Rituals, Scriptures & Statutes stands love’s nation; where God is the sole dogma and denomination!

Artistes: Vicky Ahuja, Madhurjeet Sarghi & KC Shankar
Language: Hindustani
Entry: Rs 350 (General) & Rs 200 (Students)

Harishankar Parsai (22 Aug 1924 – 10 Aug 1995) was known for his bold, satirical revelations, leaving no stone unturned to expose the murky moss of the society we live in. Casteists or politicians, bureaucrats or manipulators, none escape the scathing commentary of Parsai.

Mohan Rakesh (8 January 1925 – 3 December 1972) was a modernist innovator in Hindi who deeply influenced India’s multilingual literary culture after Independence. His full-length plays—Ashadh ka ek din (1958), Lahron ke rajhans (1963) and Adhe adhure (1969)—became seminal works of urban drama and theatre, while his fiction sustained the ‘new story’ and ‘new novel’ movements nationally.

Asad Mohammad Khan (30 November 1931) is an eminent Urdu short story writer & poet, and a winner of the ‘Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi Noor-o-Nazm’ and ‘Majlis-e-Farogh Urdu Adab’ Awards. He has written a number of television plays and published five collections of short stories to date.

Jun
3
Sun
India’s First Baby Theatre Festival India (6months – 6 years) @ Harkat Studios
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
India's First Baby Theatre Festival India (6months - 6 years) @ Harkat Studios

 

The last few years have seen exponential development in the field of ‘Early Years Theatre’ in India. As a celebration of this phenomenal development in our country and to bring some of these pioneering performances to the youngest citizens of Mumbai, Tram Arts Trust, Harkat Studios & Extensions Arts are bringing together on every Sunday of June a ‘BABY THEATRE FESTIVAL’ ~ plays made especially for young audiences between 6 months to 6 years.

In this first edition, the festival will be hosting 4 plays from Mumbai and 1 from Delhi.

India’s first baby theatre festival – it’s happening right in your neighbourhood.

SCHEDULE:

3rd June, 5.30 pm
Nal – Jal (For 6 months – 6 years)
Duration: 35 minutes followed by a short interaction
A comedian and his cup full of water take their young audience on a playful journey to discover pictures, sounds, images made by the most magical material of all ~ water!
Directed & performed by Dhanendra Kawade. (Swangvale)
https://insider.in/nal-jal-childrens-theatre-6-months-6-years-june3-2018/event

10th June, 4.30 pm
Warp & Weft (For 6-18 months)
A child up to grand mischief while waiting at a fabric store
Directed & performed by Sananda Mukhopadhaya. (Extension Arts)
https://insider.in/warp-weft-baby-theatre-6-18-months-june10-2018/event

10th June, 6.15 pm
Plasticity (For 2-6 years)
Duration: 30 minutes
Two performers discover that there is much more to plastic than meets the eye! Pet bottles, poly bags and plastic sheets transform through rhythm, sound, light and shadow creating ever-changing worlds of shape-shifting wonder!
Directed & performed by Bikram Ghosh & Kriti Pant. (Tadpole Repertory)
https://insider.in/plasticity-baby-theatre-festival-2-6-years-june10-2018/event

17th June, 5.30pm
Clayplay (For 2-5 years)
Duration: 25 minutes followed by a short interaction
A material theatre performance designed specially for preschoolers using potter’s clay, sounds, music and movements!
Watch clay take forms almost magically & get ready to create with terracotta clay, leaves, twigs, seeds and your imagination.
Directed & performed by Prerna Bagaria. (Mann Mela)
https://insider.in/clayplay-childrens-theatre-workshop-2-5-years-june/event

24th June, 5.30 pm
OOOL (For 3-6 years)
https://insider.in/oool-childrens-play-3-6-years-june24-2018/event
Duration: 25 minutes
A person, a place or a thing or much more?
Come join a fascinating journey with wool in ‘Oool’, where the performer takes you through discoveries with this versatile material along with music, movement and madness!
Performed by Choiti Ghosh. Directed by Sananda Mukhopadhyaya. (Tram Arts Trust)

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Address:
Harkat Studios | Bungalow 75 | Aram Nagar 2 | Off JP Road | Versova | Andheri West
9820361835

Nal Jal (For 6 months-6 years) @ Harkat Studios
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
Nal Jal (For 6 months-6 years) @ Harkat Studios

A comedian and his cup full of water take their young audience on a playful journey to discover pictures, sounds, images made by the most magical material of all ~ water!
Duration: 35 minutes followed by a short interaction

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Nal-Jal is being performed as part of the Baby Theatre Festival – a collaboration between Tram Arts Trust, Harkat Studios and Extension Arts.
For other shows as part of the festival, please follow this link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/392896384453401/

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Directed & performed by Dhanendra Kawde.
Dhanendra Kawade, a performer, comedian, Chhou dancer, art designer & lighting designer par excellence, has been part of the theatre industry for 25 years working with some of the biggest names.

His performances are the magnificent result of the convergence of his many skills of creating breathtakingly beautiful visuals, evocative images, lighting design and performance that keeps the audience curious and on the edge of their seats.

With special thanks to Roberto Frabetti & Teatre La Baracca

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6 months – 6 years

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Tickets: 250 INR
https://insider.in/nal-jal-childrens-theatre-6-months-6-years-june3-2018/event

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Address:
Harkat Studios | Bungalow 75 | Aram Nagar 2 | Off JP Road | Versova | Andheri West
9820361835

Jun
10
Sun
Kheyaal-e-Jazz @ Harkat Studios
Jun 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
After a packed show last year, this outstanding band will again transport you in a dimension between hindustani classical and jazz improvisation. A rare experience, not to be missedJazz and Indian Classical – a match made in music heaven, and coming to Harkat!
 
“The Kheyaal-E-Jazz Projekt” is an experimental fusion set, of traditional bandishes thumris and Taranas interwoven with popular Jazz artist songs.
 
What happens when Simon Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence is married to Kailash Khers “Teri Deewani”, or “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse is interlaced with sargams of Raag Bhimpalasi? Come and witness the magic created by six talented musicians:
 
Ronkini and Arohi on Vocals (Both winners of Saregamapa)
Anup Satam on guitars
Adinath Patkar on the keys
Suraaj on the Bass
Nitish on Cajon.
 

Check them out on youtube:

Band: The Kheyaal-E-Jazz Project (Ronkini Gupta Collective) Vocals – Ronkini Gupta, Arohi Mhatre Guitars – Anup Satam Bass – Suraaj Parab Percussion – Nitish…


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Date & Time: 10.06.18, 8.30pm
Tickets: 350 INR
Address: Harkat Studios, Bungalow 75, Aram Nagar 2, Off JP Road, Versova, Andheri West, 7718030009.
Jun
16
Sat
Wormplay – a surreal black comedy @ Harkat Studios
Jun 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wormplay - a surreal black comedy @ Harkat Studios
Worm Play is about power, politics and the way we all live.
Jun
17
Sun
Clay Play (For 2-5 years) @ Harkat Studios
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm
Clay Play (For 2-5 years) @ Harkat Studios

A material theatre performance designed specially for preschoolers using potter’s clay, sounds, music and movements!

Watch clay take forms almost magically & get ready to create with terracotta clay, leaves, twigs, seeds and your imagination.

20 mins performances followed by 40 mins of free-play with terracotta clay.

For 2-5 years

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Clay Play is being performed as part of the Baby Theatre Festival – a collaboration between Tram Arts Trust, Harkat Studios and Extension Arts.
For other shows as part of the festival, please follow this link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/392896384453401/

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Directed & performed by: PRERNA BAGARIA (Mann Mela)

Prerna Bagaria is a communication designer who loves being with children. Prerna draws inspiration & energy from various forms of art, and as much from daily life. She has over 8 years of experience in children’s projects like book design, toy design, performance, films & curriculum design for pre-schools. Prerna was introduced to Material Theatre for the Very Young by Barbara Kolling, Helios Theatre, Germany.

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Tickets: 250 INR
Booking link: https://insider.in/clayplay-childrens-theatre-workshop-2-5-years-june/event

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Address:
Harkat Studios | Bungalow 75 | Aram Nagar 2 | Off JP Road | Versova | Andheri West
9820361835

Jun
24
Sun
OOOL (For 3-6 years) @ Harkat Studios
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm
OOOL (For 3-6 years) @ Harkat Studios

A person, a place or a thing or much more?

Come join a fascinating journey with wool in ‘Oool’, where the performer takes you through discoveries with this versatile material along with music, movement and madness!

Duration: 25 minutes followed by a short interaction

For 3-6 years

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OOOL is being performed as part of the Baby Theatre Festival – a collaboration between Tram Arts Trust, Harkat Studios and Extension Arts.
For other shows as part of the festival, please follow this link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/392896384453401/

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Performed by Choiti Ghosh
Directed by Sananda Mukhopadhyaya

Choiti Ghosh is an Object Theatre artist, performer, puppeteer, singer and the artistic director of Tram Arts Trust. Born into a family of theatre-wallahs, she was initiated early onto the stage. She has worked in alternative education & curriculum development besides performing with theatre companies around the country.
In 2010, she trained in object theatre and found herself hooked! Performing on stage with objects and materials, and bringing them alive before an engaged audience is one of her favourite things to do!

Sananda Mukhopadhyaya is an arts educator & theatre maker. She is deeply interested in objects and materials and in the ‘art of looking’. She likes to create art-based engagements for the immersion of senses. Although she does tolerate adults who are gifted with the special sense of looking, she is particularly invested in children.

Created under the mentorship of Barbara Kolling Mentorship Programme hosted by Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust

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Tickets: 250 INR
https://insider.in/oool-childrens-play-3-6-years-june24-2018/event

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Address:
Harkat Studios | Bungalow 75 | Aram Nagar 2 | Off JP Road | Versova | Andheri West
9820361835