NIGHT OF THEATRE n°12, the twelfth edition of an unusual night-long festival of contemporary (i.e. which work to ensure that combinations of differences produce aesthetic consistencies), performing (i.e. which operate here and now), and collaborative (i.e. which call upon the involvement of each and every one) arts will take place on Saturday March 7, 2020 in the tribal village of Borotalpada (West Bengal, India). The journey starts from Kolkata at noon on Saturday. Back the next day early morning. On the programme: a dance and music show, a dance-theatre-video performance in two different locations at the edge of the village, a shorter experimental theatre piece, two installations, a few happenings with action painting and unexpected poetry, a couple of sound interventions, one philosophical conversation, a midnight dinner and —to conclude all that even more joyfully— a multicultural dance party. [The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.] At the helm of this crazy thing: the entire Trimukhi Platform creative team, a bunch of guests, all renown artists, thinkers and directors of Arts Centres from Europe and Latin America anxious to put in question their practice, as well as 18 families from the village of Borotalpada, quite very used to prepare for such a unique event.
⇒ Booking is open online as well as at Alliance française du Bengale (57A Park Street, Park Mansions, Kolkata 16) and MACE (4th Floor, Modern High School for Girls, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Kolkata 19) • Contribution fee before February 20 >> INR 2,500 (two thousand five hundred Indian rupees only) • Contribution fee after February 21 >> INR 3,000 (three thousand Indian rupees only). It covers journey from and to Kolkata, snack at arrival in the village, entrance to the festival and midnight dinner. Departure from Kolkata on Saturday March 7 at noon, coming back in town: Sunday 8 early morning.
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PRESENTED BY Trimukhi Platform IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Alliance Française du Bengale • Teatro Ojo • Centro Cultural Helénico • MACE WITH THE SUPPORT OF Ministry of Culture of Mexico • Mexican National Fund for Culture and Art [FONCA] • Mondriaan Fund / The Netherlands • Freed
⇒ GUESTS • THEATRE Karla Rodriguez [Co-founder of Teatro Ojo] / with the support of Mexican Ministry of Culture • Antonio Zuñiga [director of Centro Cultural Helénico] / with the support of Mexican Ministry of Culture • SOUND ART Andrés Solis / with the support of Mexican National Fund For Culture and Art [FONCA] • INSTALLATION ART Ruchama Noorda / with the support of Mondrian Fund / The Netherlands • PHILOSOPHY ON ARTS Friso Maecker [director of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata] • WORDS OF THANKS Virginie Corteval [Consul General of France in Calcutta]
THE 12 MOMENTS OF THE 12th NIGHT
The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
JANGA DA welcoming ritual
with Chita Hansda, Falguni Hansda Panmoni Hansda, Salge Hansda, Sombari Hansda, Sunita Hansda, Gurubari Hembrom, Mado Hembrom • santhal ritual coordinator Falguni Hansda • sound composition by Andrés Solis / Mexico
BURU JATRA dance & music
with Sumita Besra, Chita Hansda, Falguni Hansda, Kanai Hansda, Panmoni Hansda, Parboti Hansda, Salge Hansda, Sombari Hansda, Sunita Hansda, Gurubari Hembrom, Jugu Hembrom, Mado Hembrom • dance coordinator Falguni Hansda • music coordinator Kanai Hansda
“few words of introduction”
imagined and said by Sumita Besra • Trimukhi Platform & Antonio Zuñiga • Centro Cultural Helénico / Mexico
AT THE BEGINNING OF SPRING THE WAR WAS OVER theatre-dance-video
with Dhananjoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda, Surojmoni Hansda and the participation of Sumita Besra, Falguni Hansda, Parboti Hansda, Gurubari Hembrom, Mado Hembrom, Minakshi Tudu • text, video projection, sound design and stage direction Jean-Frédéric Chevallier / France / Inde • translation into bengali Sukla Bar Chevallier • translation into santhali Sumita Besra • additional music Laurent Garnier and Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine / France, Steve Reich / USA • recorded voices Joba Hansda, Surojmoni Hansda, Ruchama Noorda / The Netherlands • light design Sukul Hansda • team coordination and technic direction Dhananjoy Hansda • technic team Dhani Hansda, Daswarati Hansda, Dulal Hansda, Jiten Hansda, Robi Hansda • construction of the scenography Dhananjoy Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda • produced by Sukla Bar Chevallier for Trimukhi Platform
STILL AND ALL REMAINING ALIVE art & sound installation
designed and built by Sukla Bar Chevallier, Dhananjoy Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda • preparatory workshop Ruchama Noorda / The Netherlands • sound composition Sukul Hansda, Andrés Solis / Mexico • produced by Trimukhi Platform
MATI MURAL action painting & poetry
performed by Parboti Hansda, Pini Soren, Antonio Zuñiga / Mexico • light design Sukul Hansda • sound composition Jean-Frédéric Chevallier • texte Antonio Zuñiga / Mexico • produced by Sukla Bar Chevallier for Trimukhi Platform
SPARKLING STONE FALLING FLOWS video installation
with (in the video) Dhanajoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda, Surojmoni Hansda • recorded voice Ruchama Noorda / The Netherlands • direction, text, photography, sound design and editing by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier / France / Inde • production Sukla Bar Chevallier for Trimukhi Platform • video assistant and script Dhananjoy Hansda • sound assistant and electric set-up Sukul Hansda
OJO TEKE theatre of presenting
with Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Surojmoni Hansda • directed by Karla Rodriguez [Teatro Ojo] / Mexico • light design by Sukul Hansda • technic by Daswarati Hansda, Dulal Hansda, Jiten Hansda, Robi Hansda
CONTEMPORARY THEATRE & COMMUNITY WORK philosophical conversation
with Friso Maecker • Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Karla Rodriguez • Teatro Ojo / Mexico, Antonio Zuñiga • Centro Cultural Helénico / Mexico • moderator Jean-Frédéric Chevallier • Trimukhi Platform • technic Sukul Hansda
“words of thanks”
matured and pronounced by Virginie Corteval • General Consul of France in Calcutta & Sukla Bar Chevallier • Trimukhi Platform
THE DISCOVERY OF A NEW DISH DOES MORE FOR HAPPINESS OF THE HUMAN KIND THAN THE DISCOVERY OF A STAR midnight dinner
cooked by Budhodev Das • produced by Sukla Bar Chevallier, Delko Hansda & Falguni Hansda for Trimukhi Platform
THE SENSATION OF A FLAVOUR multicultural dance-party
mixed byTrimukhi Platform • lights Sukul Hansda • sound Dhananjoy Hansda • danced by almost everyone
THE ON-GOING PREPARATIVES FOR THE NIGHT 2020
In November 2019, with the support of Mondriaan Fund, Trimukhi Platform invited Ruchama Noorda (The Netherlands) to share with the Santhal team one of her strategy to put on an art installation. During one week, Budhray Besra, Dhananjoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda and Surojomoni Hansda worked together with Ruchama. They used paddy straw, clay, water and young bamboo branches, as well as a video projector and two speakers. The aim of this workshop was to open up the field of possibilities for the installation Still and All Remaining Alive, which will be inaugurated during the Night of Theatre n°12.
In November 2019, Budhray Besra, Sukla Bar Chevallier, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier, Dhananjoy Hansda, Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda and Surojmoni Hansda explored the possibilities that offers an open-air quarry located at 1 kilometer from the village. This is where the first part of Trimukhi Platform new dance-theatre-video performance —At The beginning Of Spring War Was Over—will take place on March 7. Part of this performance will be then showcased at Théâtre de la Ville / Paris in June for Danse Elargie 2020.
SOME NIGHTS BEFORE