The City is a Stage

2021 | 00:17:44 | India / United States | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Artist Portraits, City, Performance

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Gautam Chatterjee uses the streets, parks, and temple grounds of the city of Varanasi, India, to teach his students a 2000-year old method of acting. Based on Natya Shastra, a treatise written by a quasi-mythical monk Bharat Muni, the instructions aim to intimately connect the actor with the real world. Through deep engagement with the surroundings, people, animals, plants, and phenomena such as waves on the water or patches of sunlight on the ground, the actors work towards creating a truthful representation of the world.

Premiere

Ojas Art Gallery
Delhi
2021

Exhibitions + Festivals

Reciprocations, Ojas Art Gallery, Delhi, India