Home Made Theatre



Directed by French Jean-Frédéric Chevallier in collaboration with Bengali Sukla Bar and Santhal Dhananjoy Hansda, first sketched at French Institut, New Delhi and Ashoka University, and showcased in its complete version in Borotalpada village during Night of Theatre n°11, HOME MADE THEATRE is a theatre-dance-video performance in Santhali, Hindi, Bengali, French and English involving 12 Santhal artists from Trimukhi Platform creative team who explore the possibilities offered by a majestic mud house recently built in the Santhal village: using its façade for video projections, its windows, doors and walls for body movements, its veranda for proclaiming texts by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, German poet Peter Handke and Chinese novelist Gao Xingjian.



directed by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier in collaboration with Sukla Bar Chevallier team coordinator and computer control Dhananjoy Hansda performed by Bobita BesraSumita Besra, Dhananjoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul HansdaSurujmoni Hansda, Topon Hansda and Gurubari Hembrom assistant Hema Bag texts Jean-Frédéric Chevallier, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Peter Handke, Gao Xingjian bengali translation Sukla Bar Chevallier hindi translation Pami Brahma santhali translation Dhananjoy Hansda and Motilal Hansda video projections and sound design Jean-Frédéric Chevallier special recorded reading by Guy-André Lagesse lighting Budhray Besra, Dulal Hansda and Salkhan Hansda light set-up Sukul Hansda produced by Trimukhi Platform with the support of French Institut in IndiaAshoka University and UGC DRS PHASE IIDepartment of English — Vidyasagar University

first sketched on January 31, 2019 at Institut français in India for La Nuit des idées 2019 and on February 1, 2019 at Ashoka University for the launch of Fabrique de l’art n°3/4 • premiered on March 2, 2019 in Borotalpada village during Night of Theatre n°11 • showcased on March 19, 2019 at Centre for Adivasi Studies and Museum, Vidyasagar University


During February 2019 in Borotalpada, late afternoon and evening, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier, Dhananjoy Hansda, Dulal Hansda, Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda and Sukul Hansda rehearsed Home Made Theatre in front of Motilal and Falguni Hansda’s new build mud house.




first sketch of the performance at institut français





first video projected during the performance





Read stories in the Press →