phoolkumari’s magnum opus theatre production that brought the team together; K, a reclusive genderqueer writer is executed by two policemen at their house but not before a rigorous trial that raises more questions than it answers; performed thrice, including the Bharat Rang Mahotsav, at the National School of Drama.
The abrogation of Article 370 prompted TPC to dissent in the form of interactive art installations that were presented at ColorFarmX, in collaboration with ResistanceXcolor.
A four-part Workshop & Showcase facilitated by The Particle Collective took place during Orientation Week at Avantika University. It covered the following topics: Visual Narratives through Photography, Data Visualization, Literary Narratives, and Movement and Community.
To address the rising cases of racist violence against people of African origin in India, TPC curated a two-day themed festival of multimedia events celebrating the pluralistic cultural practices of the African continent, in association with Akshara Theatre, supported by the Ministry of Culture.
The 2019 anti-CAA sit-in protests led by Muslim women became the site for Tehreek-e-Zarra (Revolution of the Particles), a Dastangoi that brought the dead poets of Delhi back to life to revisit their verses at a mushaira, for one-night only.
Recorded as the greatest gathering of protestors in human history, the farmers’ protests of 2020-21 against the draconian farm laws inspired our trilingual musical theatre piece, which we performed at various chakka jams around the borders of Delhi, Punjab, U.P., and Haryana over a year.
Dramatized Reading of stories from Joginder Paul’s Land Lust were performed at IndiaInternational Centre, where the book was launched by Sukrita Paul and Niyogi Books.
In collaboration with The Hummingbird School on the riverine island of Majuli, Assam, TPC undertook to adapt and produce a stage version of the 1967 Disney musical, in the process training the teachers and students at the school in various theatrical skills including acting, lighting and sound design, set design, costumes and make-up, and props management.
A rigorous four-part workshop that covered performance design, the use of words in performing, preparing the actor’s body, and improv.
As our commitment to the Culture over Coffee grant awarded by Cambodian Living Arts and The Asia-Europe Foundation, TPC hosted an online conversation with climate activists and researchers representing six different countries.
The Navarasa became the basis for a one-day design workshop organized for students of the MIT Group of Institutions by Avantika University. In-depth discussions on ideas, intent, perception, emotion and meaning-making encouraged the young designers to incorporate layered imagination within their processes.