Deccan Chronicle | ENTERTAINMENT, THEATRE
'When Bengaluru kids do the Caribbean Calypso!'
Huracan, the storm God, sits under the Coomacka Tree to tell tales of his kingdom. Caribbean Calypso, a Jagriti Kids Production, is the culmination of Jagriti's year-long Theatre Arts Programme that works with about 100 children. Filled with song, dance and storytelling, 14 students from the programme, between the ages of seven and 15, have put the show together this year, directed by Tullika Majumdar and Arundhati Raja.
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.