Bhoo Shakti Kendra, an organisation that works on land issues, invited Koogu to its monthly meeting of people engaged in conflicts involving their land. This event is mostly attended by farmers and farm-hands in and around Tumkur. The struggle of any individual owning a piece of land with a government adamant on ‘economic development’ is much more complex than I thought it was. The performance also marked the beginning of the Koogu tour through Karnataka. Click on the image below to see more…
My gratitude to Aruna, Preetam, Jyothi and Raj.
Thanks to the efforts of PERCH, a Chennai based theatre collective Koogu was able to see some more shows in different spaces with different people. Some pictures for you…
Koogu in Chennai
Friends, Kalpana and John, hosted the premier show of Koogu in Chennai at their workspace, which – when you click on the image below – you’ll see, has a super-fantastic terrace space most conducive for small, tech-light performances. Kalpana and John are eager to explore more possibilities of performances visiting, so you can get in touch with them through Diagrammar.
Sandbox Collective in association with PERCH (Chennai) presented Koogu at SPACES a wonderful space for the arts facing the sea in Besant Nagar. Click on the image below to see more…
Macbeth Drama is a theatre group currently led by Pankaj Shetia. The group has a wonderful space where it works. Click on the picture below to check out more.
Artists Factory is a performance collective based in Mirza (Assam). Koogu happened for the participants of a month long theatre workshop that was being conducted at the collective’s space.
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‘Under the Sal Tree’ is a performance festival organised by Badungduppa, a theatre group in Rampur (Goalpara District, Assam). Click on the photograph below for more images.
Njuki Githethwa, the man responsible for this wonderful journey, which began on the Maraa terrace. Many thanks to Amos Ochieng, Zahid Rajan, Zarina Patel and Khensa.
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Some photographs from the performance at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). Gratitude to Shalini Pal and Ahona Ghosh of IIHS.
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Some images from the performances that happened in and around Kolkata. Special thanks to The Arshinagar Project, Padatik, Ramanjit Kaur and Ruchira Das.
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