Every once in a while, we like to convert our studio into a stage, or like they say, an intimate performance space. It has been delightful so far and we have hosted some really talented artists, as well as evenings of jam sessions trying to explore that talent. Our performances have ranged from dances, to mime, to storytelling, to music and much more. Write to us to perform at the next #AamadStage session.
सome रaw लove- stories of Amrita Pritam & Woody Allen
An evening of good-ol’ storytelling. No stage. No set. No lights. Just a girl connecting with her audience through the refined words of Amrita Pritam & Woody Allen, and her gripping narration.
Performer: Akriti Singh
Guru Purnima @Aamad
Guru Purnima, and is an important day in the life of an artist or for anyone pursuing any kind of art art or learning. This was a non-religious, spiritual celebration (with a group meditation /chanting) followed by a series of short performances by the students, teachers, and by artists associated with us- kathak, vocals, kalari, belly, guitar, poetry recitation and much more. It was an evening of gratitude- for the time we are able to take out for ourselves, our gurus, our art, to be connected with ourselves, of celebration, of opening our minds and hearts to others and their practice and making merry in general.
Performances were only a few minutes long, and were a mix of impromptu and rehearsed.
An evening of Indian Classical Dance- Odissi & Kathak recital
An evening of Indian classical dances, with Kathak & Odissi recitals, featuring two talented performers and teachers- Pallavi Das and Ishita Sharma.
About the performers:
Pallavi Das is the granddaughter of legendary Guru, the doyen of Odissi dance, Adi Guru Late Padmashree Pankaj Charan Das. She was born in the traditional Mahari family attached to the service of Lord Jagannath in Puri. Pallavi has been a devotee of the form since childhood, having been inspired to learn it at the age of 7 by her grandfather. In the years to come, she performed extensively representing Odissi at both state and national levels.
Founder of AAMAD and a prolific Kathak dancer, Ishita has performed at prestigious regional and national festivals like the Mudra Festival, Kahajuraho Dance Festival and National Programme of Dance on Doordarshan; and in acclaimed venues like Ravindra Natya Mandir, the National Centre of Performing Arts and Nehru Centre, establishing a respected name and reputation for herself.
NO WORDS TO SAY – Presented by Mime’Ers
A mime performance featuring three short acts by the Mumbai based group, Mime’Ers
-Love – “Not at first sight”
The act will portray fairytale love story of two oddballs stuck in an equally odd situation.
A struggle between two neighbours chasing a job opportunity.
A horror comedy based on Ruskin Bond’s Rebecca
About Mime’Ers – Speaking is strictly against their religion, but since words happen to be the way of this world, they are bound to commit this blasphemy at times. To put it precisely they are a 2 men and 1 woman recipe to entertainment with large portions of laughter, foolery and chaos. They recently opened their act Love- “Not at First Sight” at the Kala Ghoda Festival to rave reviews.
Storytellers by Kommune
Storrytellers was an idea that started it’s journey in 2014 with intimate storytelling sessions, by anyone and everyone. Over time, we saw it develop into a collective of great tellers, poets and spoken word artists of every kind. We have hosted and been actively involved in around 8 editions so far and look forward to having more stories at Aamad.