Performing Arts Grant – Theatre 19-20
The Serendipity Arts Foundation’s Performing Arts Grant – Theatre was awarded towards the creation of a new body of work in Theatre. The Grant was given to 2 applicants.
Amitesh Grover, Anuradha Kapur and Maya Rao
Aruna Ganesh Ram is the Artistic Director of Visual Respiration, a performance company based in Bengaluru. Her work goes beyond the linear exploring form, audience engagement and spatiality to present multiple perspectives without resorting to the single narrative. Her work is a composition of images, sounds, characters, poetry and text – sensory and intimate. Her recent performances include Under Pressure that explores Climate Change & Consumerism (2019) and Stand on the Street, a culinary journey of the streets of India (2017-18). With Water Stories (2019-2020) she is exploring interactive performance for young audiences . She holds an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Aruna is also an ATSA (Arts Think South Asia) fellow. At the moment, she is an artist-in-residence at WISP Kollektiv, Germany as part of Goethe Institut’s Bangalore expanded residency programme.
Firos Khan, a Designer and Director, graduated from School of Drama, Thrissure and National School of Drama, New Delhi. After graduating, he worked around the country as designer and pedagogue. He worked as a writer, director, performance maker and designer for the last nine years after graduating from National School of Drama, New Delhi. His practice so far has been investigating how to reassemble the idea of body, body in space, and space in its extended digital and virtual possibilities. So far his body of work includes collaborations with classical and contemporary dancers, theatre directors, puppeteers, students, digital artists, scenographers, amateur actors, magicians, writers, musicians and visual artist.