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Bebaak Becket – Samuel Beckett’s shorter plays @ Harkat Studios
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bebaak Becket - Samuel Beckett's shorter plays @ Harkat Studios
Life is devoid of meaning. It is reason enough to get together and discover the paradoxical silliness of the human condition. And who does it better than Samuel Beckett. His tragicomic look at human existence offers work that defines Black Comedy and Absurdism.
The Shakti Ensemble brings you three of Beckett’s shorter plays (Not I, Breath and Act Without Words II) with the hope that you’ll question your own existence and find no easy answers.
‘Bebaak Beckett’ is a multilingual piece exploring the psychophysical approach and its expression in voice, body and breath.

– 2 shows: 6pm & 8pm

Book your tickets here: https://insider.in/bebaak-beckett-samuel-becketts-shorter-plays-sept30-2018/event

Sunday Oasis – Puppet Show – The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson @ Harkat Studios
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Oasis - Puppet Show - The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson @ Harkat Studios

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is an exceptionally popular children’s story.
Threatened in turn by a fox, an owl and a snake, a little mouse scares them all off by claiming he is waiting for his monstrous friend the Gruffalo. He believes the Gruffalo does not exist but the plot twist is that it does exist and it too wants to eat him. However, the mouse survives by tricking the Gruffalo into believing he is the most scariest creature in the wood.

Artist/Narrator – Shreedevi Sunil, founder of turtle tales conducts Storytelling workshop as In-school/ After-school programmes, Reader’s Theatre for our young adults, Storytime seesions / Puppet shows for playdates, birthdays, on any day you want to listen and see a story!
We like to engage the kids in making a puppet at the end of the session, so they can play puppets too!

Music By Mohit Kumarm: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100023591271479

Date & Time: 14th october, 11am-12pm
Tickets: 350 INR (per person – child and adult alike)
Minimum age: 4 (children younger than 4 are welcome are along with an adult)
Language: English

Sufi Ghazal Fusion Concert @ Harkat Studios
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sufi Ghazal Fusion Concert @ Harkat Studios
An enchanting evening of ghazal, sufi anthems and maybe even some Bollywood classics!
This two member band has been successfully touring across India with their unique concept. They perform authentic styles of Indian classical music in first half and then switch to Acoustic Guitar and Cajon to render some Bollywood Hits, both old and new in second half.
Vocals + Guitar
Madhav (born 24 feb.1988) is an Indian singer and composer who has been performing in concerts Since twelve years while inspiring and teaching many students of International schools for music analysis and solo performance examination.
He has travelled across the country to learn Indian and Western music and is an ardent believer in “Guru Shishya Parampara” and most of his performances are drawn from authentic Indian music styles. He Holds a Master in Music and also completed eight grades in Piano from Trinity College London.
Madhav has collaborated with many national and international artists and formed a band to perform music from different genres. At present Madhav is working on his
debut album which will be released very soon. Apart from Indian Vocals and Western Piano, he enjoys playing acoustic Guitar, Harmonium, Melodica, Cajon, Djembe, Drums and many other percussions.

Tabla + Cahon
Harsh is a very talented Tabla player and percussionist whose talent was discovered by his family at the age of Two. He was the youngest tabla player in the “World Cultural Fest” which was organized by Shri Shri Ravi shankar in Delhi in the year 2016 where he had performed with 8500 musicians.

His performance has been aired on Doordarshan and is a regular accompanist at the Gurukul of Padhmshri Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasiya and many playback singers.

RIP – restlessness in pieces @ Harkat Studios
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RIP - restlessness in pieces @ Harkat Studios
What is freedom? How free is a woman? Is she free to live on her own terms, to travel on her own terms, to be herself, by herself? In RIP a woman seeks her path, within her restricted life, tied to her husband, by first convincing her husband to take her with him on his work related travel. Travelling is her dream. Through her travel she grows and frees herself. And, this is her celebration!
An interactive solo, RIP is a woman’s personal, and political, narration full of satire and humour. It takes the audience into a journey, also their own, of emotions, opinions and questioning, of everyday and taken for granted conventionality of women’s lives, in individual, social, cultural and political milieus.

– RIP is an abbreviation used to wish well for the soul that no more occupies a human body. Interestingly, other meanings of the word are tear, split, shred, break, scratch, cleave. I stick to RIP as ‘restlessness in pieces’, a contrary context to its usual meaning. The performance is an inquiry into Rest in Peace itself. For a body that goes through so much restlessness in life, both within and outside in the world, how can there be Rest in Peace after death? Why can we not rest in peace while we are alive? How? By inquiring into our own restlessness, and releasing it out. It opens up an individual’s possibilities of living, where the focus is not on final product but rather on the person living, in that process.
This piece evolved in inquiring into performance, space and actor-spectator relationship, looking for its form and content.

— Performed by Savita Rani

About the performer:
Savita Rani is a graduate of National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi (2008), with specialization in acting. She started her theatre career in her native Rohtak, Haryana in 1999 with Jatan Natya Manch, a political and social theatre group. Savita also has a one-year diploma from Himachal Cultural Research Forum & Theatre Repertory & Academy.
Savita Rani has worked with eminent theatre personalities like and her work has given her opportunity to travel to countries like Peru, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Japan, Thailand, and England. Besides, Savita has acted in many drama productions, and participated in many conferences, theatre festivals and workshops. She also participated in École Nomade workshop by Ariane Mnouchkine of Theatre du Soleil, France in Pondicherry. At present Savita Rani is pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University.

Language: English
Age: 12+

Date & Time:
25th Nov | 7.30pm

Harkat Studios, Bungalow 75, Aram Nagar 2, Off JP Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai-400061, space.harkat.in

16mm Film Festival 2018 @ Harkat Studios
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 16 @ 11:00 pm

Harkat is back with the second edition of the 16mm film festival.

As we zoom past Instagram filters, automated editing apps on our phones and countless banal videos on our timeline, we want to reconnect with film as a medium. It seems almost utopian now, a time where film making was about ‘making’, meticulous and reserved for the select few patient enough to spend hours and hours on formulating a piece of art.

We want to relive the magic of churning a film through a projector onto a speckless cloth, evoking the tangible quality of the medium. We also want to keep a community of artists and makers, who have always been working with film, together and slowly rebuild, through community efforts, a lost infrastructure.

The 16mm Film Festival, conceived with a view of re-connecting with the cinematic medium through it’s celluloid history, drew an amazing response last year. We screened some very impressive works done on film and had workshops and contests facilitating the production of new work, all around and with 16mm film.

With very generous support from Kodak, the festival has worked its way through supporting infrastructure for filmmakers and artists who want to work on film since the past year. This year, the festival has gathered much more support from Kodak, industry professionals and most importantly, LaborBerlin, who Harkat is collaborating with to bring an experience to the city.

This year we open with a big night of a screening and follow through with workshops and screenings of other unseen works sprawling over three days at a selection of venues across the city.

The Harkat 16mm Film Festival is organised by Harkat, an alternative arts space and a film production company based in Mumbai and Berlin.

To submit your film: https://filmfreeway.com/Harkat16mmFestival

Please feel free to write to us at us@harkat.in with any queries.

Harkat is back with the second edition of the 16mm film festival. As we zoom past Instagram filters, automated editing apps on our phones and countless banal…