During four months, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier worked with seven Muslim, Christian and Hindu women from Ankur Kala (a non-for-profit organisation based in Calcutta and working with women from slums). What they have produced all together, it’s a kind of walking performing act. The audience, in very reduce number, is invited to cross different spaces of the training centre and to contemplate, in a very simple way, the presence of the women who are there, working. In this sense, it’s a complete no dramatic proposition. There is no character, no story, no conflict, only a sweet invitation to go on in our life journey. If there is any meaning, it is build by each one in the audience, personally, differently, and from one’s own feeling.
Extract from the leaflet program distributed to the audience.
আকাশ কুসুম রচনা করা theatre of presenting
conceived and directed by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier with Fatma Begum, Shibani Bagh, Renu Begum, Anna Dcruze, Parboti K, Sajda Khatoon and Zubaida Nizam artistic collaboration Madhuri Chaudhuri and Annie Joseph lighting Mamata Roy photographies Marco de Swarte hosted by Ankur Kala (Calcutta) produced by Ankur Kala and Trimukhi Platform
première on November 22, 2008 at Ankur Kala, Calcutta • presentations from November 22 to November 29, 2008, at 16 hrs. 30 and 18 hrs. 30 • Ankur Kala, Calcutta