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Black Hole - Directed by Jyoti Dogra

Amongst cosmological objects, black holes - regions in space, time where the gravitational force is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape - have a special place, evoking a sense of mystery and awe for physicists and ordinary people alike. A woman, a single white sheet and the cosmos - these are the three elements that comprise this work.

An ordinary person begins to explore ideas from theoretical physics, delving into theories of space and time in an attempt to find a greater engagement with the universe and with herself.

The notion of 'singularities' forms a running theme through the piece: both the singularity of our experience of the self - entirely contained and accessible to oneself alone - and the singularity inside a black hole, a point where space and time fold in on themselves and disappear.

In terms of the performance language, Black Hole moves between real and  mundane,  the scientific, and the dream-like -  images, sounds and text forming a fabric of space time that explores the outer cosmos and the inner cosmos

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Tickets: Rs 250 

 

Playwright: Jyoti Dogra

 

Language/s: English

 

Genre: Experimental

 

Duration: 90 minutes

 

Interval: No

 

Director: Jyoti Dogra

 

Theatre Group: Independent

 

Credits:

 

Cast: Jyoti Dogra

 

Crew:

 

Lights and Projection Design: Anuj Chopra

Sound Design: Neel Chaudhary

Costume Design: 11.11/ eleven eleven

Publicity Design: Arjuna Shankar

Production Managers: Anoop Gupta & Sachin Kamani

Show Manager: Bharavi                                

 

Director’s Quote:

 

“This piece began with a desire to work with something outside of me - an object, which becomes my collaborator and co actor.  A single white bed sheet took on this role and over a period of time, we began to explore ideas from Theoretical Physics.  Ideas from Theoretical Physics have always moved me deeply.  While this was one of the reasons I was drawn to the subject, I had no conscious knowledge of what it was that moved me, that felt like a deep connection with something within. It was hard to understand how ideas about Gravity and  Stars, Nebulae and Black holes, that have nothing to do with my world, suddenly change the way i am experiencing my world and my own self.

Black hole looks at the very intimate and personal and the very vast and universal, each attempting to throw light on the other.”

 

Suitable for: 16 years +

 

Dates & Venue: August 31, 2019, Alliance Francaise of Madras, Chennai

 

Time: 4 pm & 7.30pm

Sponsors

Associate Sponsor: Apollo Hospitals

Co-Sponsor: Casa Grand

 

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