The Arshinagar Project in association with Centre for Canadian Studies, Jadavpur University, Ebong Amra and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Presents:
The Memory Trail...with Tomson Highway (Cree Playwright, Performer, Canada)
February 5-9, 2014
On the 5th evening, Tomson will lead a story weaving session at Space, C521 Lake Gardens, while on the 6th evening, he will perform with Rahim Chitrakar, India at the same venue
Tomson will also lead a masterclass on the 6th morning at Space, which will culminate in a small sharing along with Tomson and Rahim's performance that evening.
On the 7th and 8th, there will be a workshop with the members of Ebong Amra at their space, Tepantar Theatre Village, in Satkahuniya, West Bengal. This workshop is open to a limited number of external participants.
Please refer to the attached PDF for further details.
The Arshinagar Project Team
The Arshinagar Project is envisioned as a collective of artists
and cultural practitioners from different traditional and contemporary
disciplines, as well as practitioners from other disciplines such as
anthropology, education and ecology, for research into performance
as transformational action.
'Arshinagar' means 'the city of mirrors', and the name is derived
from a song by Lalon Phokir, one of the greatest masters among
the Bauls of Bengal - wandering mystical musician-performers who
through embodied practice attempt to touch the unbodied.The logo
represents the 'ektara' (literally 'one-stringed') - a drone-like
instrument used in different forms and names in different Asian
cultures, which has come to symbolize the Bauls.
The Arshinagar Project aims to foster a spirit of freedom, respect for
human diversity, ecological harmony and love, among young adults,
youth in colleges and universities, educators and others, through
performances, immersive workshops in urban and natural settings
based on traditions of mystical performance and practice as well as
contemporary performance-craft, through lecture-demonstrations,
seminars, and journeys through inner and outer spaces.