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Monthly Archives: October 2011



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The screen used in the shadow-play component of the vignette is robust enough to allow actors to push into it, creating wonderfully misshaped organic forms.

The show’s being filmed tonight and should be broadcast on Rupavahini next week.

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The cast from the vignette. L-R: Nadim Akram, Subha Wijesiriwardena and Tehani Chitty.



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The penultimate scene of the 8-minute vignette crafted as part of the Bunka Awards ceremony. Tracy Holsinger receives her award tonight. Well done, Tracy!

L-R: Nadim Akram, Tehani Chitty and Subha Wijesiriwardane.



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Tehani Chitty constructs a dance sequence to mark the emergence of her character from puppet to sorceress. The cast and crew are two nights from the performance, which is to be broadcast nationwide on Saturday night.



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Nadim Akram and Chitty test the screen and lighting setup for the shadow-play component of the vignette.



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Akram and Chitty experiment with a scene in which the sorceress grows ever-larger, threatening to completely engulf the young lover during the climax of the vignette.



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St.Mary’s Church, Negombo



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Rapid-Prototyping: Subha Wijesiriwardena and Nadim Akram practice a dance sequence in the play. Nadim joined the production last night and the dance was introduced shortly after rehearsal started. The actors must work tirelessly to build in new routines, test them and discard them if they don’t work.



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Khavan Tennekoon, October 2011. Another stab at the anti-portraits project; this time using a nylon screen and existing light.

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Tracy Holsinger receives a Bunka Award this week for special achievements in the theatre arts. She’s crafting and directing a short vignette to be performed on the night.

Devised theatre calls for a production to be built through a series of collaborative experiments. In this exercise Tehani Chitty (left) plays a broom, while Subha Wijesiriwardena (right) plays an ice cream tub.



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Each run-through generates possibilities for future run-throughs. ideas are added, adapted and discarded swiftly.



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Subha Wijesiriwardena is a dancer who trained with the Chitrasena Kalathanaya, the Laban Dance Centre and with Menik Neydorff.

Local thug and photographer Ruvin De Silva has his work featured in the Delhi Photography Festival. My pictures will cower beside his. If you catch the festival, let us know how it went, eh? Here’s hoping for nice weather.



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On this weekend in San Francisco. If you were in the area you had no excuse not to go. It’s held on an artificial island named after Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, located beneath the Golden Gate bridge. Excellent bands and friendly, charming people.



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Fields wishes Glen Terry a happy birthday, during the gig recent at Barefoot.

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The first review’s up:¬†http://indi.ca/2011/10/thinking-after-acting/

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L-R: Nadim Akram, Brandon Paul, Benjamin Aluwihare and Sajiv Panditha delivered a visceral, funny, tightly-knit performance tonight. They went on to win season two of Act Before You Think, the improvisational theatre sport competition organised by Mind Adventures theatre company.

More info soon on:
www.facebook.com/mindadventures
and
daytripper.wordpress.com/



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Detail from the Stations of The Cross.