Franz Kafka’s - Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka’s - Metamorphosis
|Ticket Price:||₹ 400|
|Genre:||Drama – Absurd|
|Age:||14 Years and above|
|Cast:||Aarthy AR, Akhil Jamkhandi, Denny Paul, Pooja Sabarinath, Swetanshu Bora|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
Metamorphosis - Gregor Samsa wakes one morning as a giant insect.
Written in 1915, this story has inspired generations of writers, artists and thinkers to delve into strange macabre and the absurd world described in Kafka’s work and seen most starkly in Metamorphosis.
This theatrical version of Metamorphosis using physical theatre, shadow work, text and sound help recreate the journey Gregor makes from turning into an insect, up until his death.
Aarthy AR: Aarthy hails from Koodaranhi near Kozhikode, Kerala. She completed her two-year diploma in dance education from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru. Aarthy was a recipient of the prestigious Muthooth Scholarship that helped her complete her diploma programme. She has developed a series of choreographic works and performed across Kerala. Through Attakkalari, she was shortlisted to represent India at Gwangju, South Korea to work with Asia Cultural Centre’s Anniversary project. Currently, Aarthy works as a faculty for Attakkalari’s Community Dance Programme and as a Temporary Project Assistant with Attakkalari’s National Dance Diploma Department.??
Pooja Sabarinath: Pooja began her journey in dance as a self-taught dancer but in her quest to better the art form she made way for some professional training and is now a trained contemporary dancer - a graduate of the two-year Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. While at Attakkalari, she was introduced to subjects like Dance Pedagogy, Dance Therapy and Arts Management, in which she now exhibits a sound knowledge. She is also well versed in various other dance forms like Ballet, Kalaripayattu, Bharatanatyam and other folk-dance forms of India (Chau, Koodiyattam & Devarattam). Currently, she is also training herself in another Indian classical dance form - Kathak - under Guru Shri Hari and Smt Chethana Hari. Academically, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and has worked for one of the leading Investment Banking company as a Financial Analyst, but her inclination towards the art form has brought her back to pursue it full time. ?
Akhil Jamkhandi: Akhil is a freelance contemporary dancer who gained his training from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts where he had an opportunity to pursue a 2-year Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media and was picked for it on scholarship for both the years. His years at Attakkalari have improved his knowledge about the craft in leaps and bounds, in terms of understanding his body and at a creative front. He has now found a place in the company as an Associate Artist in the capacity of a performer and faculty. Currently, he is also pursuing his interest in Fitness and is advancing towards creating his own body of work.
Denny Paul - One of the leading Movement Directors, Trainer and Artist of international repute. Born in Kerala, he began his career in contemporary dance and obtained his Diploma (2006) in Movement Arts and Mixed Media from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore. Further to that, he has intensively trained in various martial arts and dance forms such as Capoeira, Kalaripayattu, Tai Chi, Kathak, Pilates and Yoga. His advanced studies are in Physiology, Anatomy, and Movement Pedagogy in relation to the human body and psyche. A few of his international performance locations are Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Prague, Dusseldorf, Vara (Sweden), Liverpool, Copenhagen and Seoul. In 2015, Denny participated in the Mahabharata Project directed by the legendary Japanese director, Hiroshi Koike, produced jointly by KIKH Bridge Company, Tokyo and Theatreconnekt Performing Arts Society, Thrissur. It was supported by The Japan Foundation (Tokyo and Delhi). Recipient of Robert Bosch award for ‘Best Young Choreographer’ in 2010, Denny presently works as Associate Performing Artist and Senior Trainer at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore.
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.