Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thus spoke Lithuanian media

I HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING TO LITHUANIA THIS MONTH TO PARTICIPATE IN ANIMA MUNDI THE INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL 2013 AT PAKRUOJIS. I HAVE DESIGNED AND DIRECTED A PLAY ‘EGLE AND CLEOPATRA’ WITH LINA JANKAUSKAITE AS THE ACTOR. ALSO DID A WORKSHOP AND A LECTURE  ON INDIAN THEATRE AND ART.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MEDIA RESPONSES IN THE LITHUANIAN MIDEA. (THE TRANSLATION IS FROM GOOGLE)

Pakruojyje - Spruce Serpent Queen Cleopatra and Synthesis

Ben JAN-shear WHAT
no-nas.jankauskas @ splius.lt
Throughout this weekend and two days Pakruojo estate will visit guests from distant lands, Indonesia, Iran, Georgia, Spain, Nigeria, Denmark, France, India, Argentina, the U.S. and other countries. The attendance artists will participate in the manor staged symposiums, will share experiences, present their work Pakruojis and guests. Quite a number of artists invited here for the first time in the ongoing festival of "Anima Mundi", which came the celebrated Indian filmmaker Chandradasan, will present an overview of their project and the Lithuanian actors.

India's National Award winning director Chandradasan, theater adaptation to chemical science Pakruojyje present play about Egle the Queen of Serpents, and Cleopatra. -Nerijaus Lileika photo.

The similar Fir and Cleopatra?

Festival opening Pakruojo District Council meeting artists and administrative staff talked about Pakruojis, people, problems in Lithuania.No one comes here from distant countries said that they Lithuania looks very clean country, praised the delicious food. Others marveled that cities presented a lot of sculpting.

Festival, Anima Mundi, "nail" will be June 24. presented to the director general of Indian and Lithuanian actor Chandradasan project-performance on Egle the Queen of Serpents, and Cleopatra. Cast will merge and historical time and distant space.

"Both of these women have experienced an unhappy love. One of them is married to a man of the serpent, later turned into a tree, the other died forcing it to snake bite. The two women's stories evolve contrary to each other. Cleopatra, in a very powerful woman, is a ruined love and eventually commits suicide. Its a line drawn from the top to the bottom. Spruce was originally a simple girl who, out of the events of history, evolving into a stronger woman, and finally turn into inhuman being - transformed into a tree, reaching the highest point of tension. Both women combines snake symbol - the two seem to share different stories Chandradasan.

The director himself is said to be originated from the country where the cult of snakes is very strong. "Indian culture snakes are highly respected, they have more than one god, guardian. It is well known snake Ananta, devouring its own tail. It gives meaning to infinite time, "- said the director. Performance is shown to be connected in the same director's experience in the Egyptian mythology and Lithuanian fairy tale.

Your work is always directed to convey the feelings of the highest level, through the actors' prowess. Love, anger, frustration, misery - all the feelings have to be expressed in the same purest form. Then, the viewer is also busy listening to the visible role play as an actor. Do not just pretend to be achieved heights of sense "- about his work spoke to the director, claims his wish to be known stories to re-live all other feelings.

Chemist, he found his calling in theater

Chandradasan - recognized and the National Prize winning theater director. Performances he creates his native Malayalam, Kerala (Indian state) language as well as English and Sanskrit languages. The birthplace of the founder of "Lokadharmi theater and children's theater troupe" Mazhavillu (inscribed "Rainbow"). Also, college director teaches chemistry.

"Studentaudamas until I studied chemistry, considerable time on the arts, scene, so now I have to quickly obtain the Doctor degree," - said on his call Chandradasan.

Director himself has written, read other authors. A number of productions are created in accordance with their own written plays.Traveling in foreign country gaining experience in other directors, working with local actors.

"Siauliai managed to see the play" Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. I really liked this performance. Although I did not understand a word of what the actors said, the performance was understandable. I liked the stage design, lighting, actors work. Without understanding the language is fun to see what the director wanted to show: human relations, lower and upper class population, the love between the different classes of people, "- said the director.

Symbols in the Indian scene

Director says that India developed films and performances is slightly different from the ones that are being developed in the West. We are in regular films or performances are seeing a lot of realism, the history of the play, and the Indian scene is not playing story and tells it.

"India is not enough simply to show that, say, the man loves a woman. The stage is expressed through various characters live. Express feelings invoked dance, music, natural phenomena. Much left to viewers imagination. Performances consist of the three most important things - movement, music and drama "- lists the director.

As India can not be a free demonstration of naked body on TV or on the stage, in love scenes depict invoked rain water. "This is a bit of a commercial trick to pop culture to fill. Spectators have the opportunity to see a little bit more famous actresses of the body, so the film has gained more success "- notes Chandradasan.

 

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Indian filmmaker Pakruojo estate has created a unique performance

2013-06-28 17:49

Throughout the week Pakruojo estate held an international arts festival "ANIMA MUNDI" - (the World Soul) brought together artists from Indonesia, Iran, India, France, Spain, Denmark, Argentina, Georgia, USA and Lithuania. The exquisite festival of arts workshop, a conferencing crowned Indian filmmaker performance combines theater, art and music.

Pakruojo manor house stayed artists from four continents bring together the art festival "ANIMA MUNDI" World Soul. " Guest - Indian theater director Chandra Dasan Pakruojo mansion attic has created a unique festival closing performance. Director used his experience of many years of Indian theater tradition flattened Egypt and Lithuanian mythology - Cleopatra and the stories of firs.

"It's based entirely on the actor's emotions, when - at the highest point of the experience. Drama in this case is the ecstasy of feeling, this is what I was looking for, and desire, "- says the National Prize winning Indian film director Chandra Dasan.

Performance has become a part and four other artists from Iran, Lithuania and Indonesia - let loose their experiences through writing.

Performance director's work is important to the embodiment of the actor on a few characters, the love, hate, war, and despair, culminating.

Šiauliai actress Lina Jankauskaitė say what went through Pakruojyje not just theater, not just the text or just an emotion. This - is a mix. "

A bit of a trance, emotion, text, everything crowning gesture as if the audience was justified Festival, Anima Mundi - The World soul name.

http://etaplius.lt/indijos-rezisierius-pakruojo-dvare-sukure-unikalu-spektakli/

the above is the link to the video of the news in the TV Channel

World soul spoke four languages

In 2013. June 25.
Janina Šaparnienė

Today Pakruojo estate end of the first international art festival Anima Mundi (World Soul). After almost a week of artists from four continents showed their work led creative workshops and interacted with the participants of the plenary Pakruojis, court visitors.

Exposition Hall - all House

Pakruojo manor rooms have become exhibition halls. Vienna-based painter from Iran Elmira Shokri Pour, winning the main prize of the festival exhibition. She exhibited a colorful canvas: in some female-dominated motif, the other - traditional Persian ornaments and scenes.

Creative workshops E. Shokri Pour led amid meditative music. Participants of the plenary and the estate of visiting people had opportunity to observe artists in the creative process, within a few hours, the world will see a new picture.

Iran and studied art in Canada E. Pour Shokri said about women artists, women in Iran. This is one of its key figures and themes are written in the book.

Three artists from Indonesia and brought different genres. Pidi Baiq intertwined small canvases convey the various moods of details, in addition to traditional here to see even ... flying saucers. P. Baiq nestled among the symposium participants Pakruojis, sketching them and recorded the album.

Rudy Murdock to paintings had incorporated traditional Indonesian folk motifs, and the winner of the festival Debronzes exhibited such reasoning is full of surrealist painting and Indonesian wooden mask. After a few days his exposition of the same style of drawings.

Shobha Menon (India / USA), there were many works of Indian woman's motives.

Woman and nature motifs, and there was another festival prize-Danish sculptor Michael Sasserson works, visitors pasitinkančiuose House lobby. Metal, stone and wood connecting the artist workshop participants suggested themselves to try something hollow of soft stone.

Georgia spokesman Alex Lomadze exhibition brought painted stones painted pictures of different genres.

Colors and moods of the audience attracted to blonde Frenchwoman Soli Madsen, Spanish Noni de la Rosa works.

The only competitive exhibition participant Lithuanian - Cornelius, instead of Siauliai.

Festival initiator Šiauliai artist iron works and Saul Kruopis from Vilnius involved a non-competitive.

Cultural crossroads

Plein Air has become a crossroads of different cultures, speaking four languages ​​- Lithuanian, English, French and Russian. Opening the festival lacked translators working volunteers.

Dan M. Sasserson of stone skaptuojantis griežiantį Scandinavian fiddle "villain" troll, and legend told about it.

Teatro Lokadharmi the director of the Indian Chandradasan held a lecture on contemporary Indian theater and its history. Artist productions connects your dish performances millennium tradition and modern instruments. Their connection viewers could see the video excerpts. Festival director with other participants built theater installation, combining Hindu, Egyptian and Lithuanian cultures.

The plein-air turn on Pakruojis, art studio visits, teachers, discussed with foreign artists, listened to their advice. And they repeatedly gave a professional hand to the amateur work - pastel brush or just flick touches proposed improvement areas.

I had only to wish

The festival initiator and main organizer of Z. Vilutytė name of "Anima Mundi" not chosen by accident.Purpose of the event - to focus on the artist's place in society analysis, public relations and art.

The festival has attracted foreign interest. Some invitees from Nigeria and other countries waited until the will of bureaucratic delay of visa and joined the event is under way. The vast majority of the contest participants of the exhibition - as well as foreigners.

Organizational members of the group wondered - Do Siauliai and Vilnius live only one artist that prefers to take advantage of a unique opportunity to directly touch the other continents of culture? Artists from distant countries, did not appear hard to bring their work to the festival, and the Lithuanians could not overcome the tens or hundreds of kilometers of each other

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Pakruojo estate - by artists from around the world

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 00:20

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Pakruojo municipality photo. Jolanta GRUBLIAUSKAITĖ

The Pakruojo mansion come together international art festival Anima Mundi participants have introduced themselves Pakruojis and event guests.

Pakruojo District. The Pakruojo mansion come together international art festival Anima Mundi participants on Wednesday the opening ceremony has already introduced himself Pakruojis and event guests.
All Pakruojo Manor Hall has become one of great exposure. Artists promised that the works will be changed frequently, so interested in the festival will never get bored.
The opening celebration began international festival organizer iron works. The artist told how the idea was born in the festival, which has had to overcome obstacles to festival participants who wished to come to Pakruojis.
Opening celebration guests also introduced himself Theatre Lokadharmi director of Chandradasan from India whose performances have created together with an international group of artists, Pakruojo estate will be on view June 24. 20 hours. After the official opening of concerts Boys Choir Dagilėlis

RS2visiems

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYYJc6ik-UY

The link to the live interview in the radio RS2

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ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL OPENING

Posted on Thu., 2013-06-20 10:17

The Pakruojo mansion come together international art festival ANIMA MUNDI participants on 19 June. Opening the festival has presented himself Pakruojis and event guests.

All Pakruojo Manor Hall has become one of great exposure. Artists promised that the works will be changed frequently, so interested in the festival will never get bored.

The opening celebration began international festival organizer iron works. The artist told how the idea was born in the festival, which has had to overcome obstacles to festival participants who wished to come to Pakruojis. The bureaucracy is not at all players, but over the next 2-3 days should everything go as planned.

Applause greeted all the guests open art festival participants, each of which is introduced iron works. Pakruojo District Municipality Culture and Public Relations Division Birute Vanagienė was invited to present awards to artists to give a special jury.He was awarded the Danish artist Michael Sasserson, the representative of Indonesia Debronzes, and the first prize was awarded Iranian artist Elmira Shokri Pour, whose works dominated by a woman theme.

Opening celebration guests also introduced himself Theatre Lokadharmi director of Chandradasan from India whose performances have created together with an international group of artists, Pakruojo estate will be available to view on 24 June. 20 hours.

After the official opening of concerts Boys Choir Dagilėlis (conductor Remigijus Adomaitis).

We invite you to the international art festival ANIMA MUNDI events!

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1 comment:

Paul Mathew said...

This is really commendable. Extraordinary achievement. Proud of you and happy for you. Wishing you lots more recognition and reward. Your commitment deserves it !!

KUDOS !!!