OddBird Theatre & Foundation is a community space and performance theatre for artists. We aim to make performing arts an accessible and interesting activity for audiences in Delhi. Additionally, we provide the facilities, infrastructure and support artists need to explore and thrive.
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Friday, 27 Oct 8PM - 29 Oct
By Tadpole Repertory
Selling Fast
Performance | Theatre | English | Duration: 1 hr 20 mins
‚ÄčInspired by real events, Quicksand unfolds after an incident at an airport between a man and a woman. Until this moment, they are strangers to each other and anonymous to the world at large. What follows is a trial by social media and the steady, irreversible unraveling of two private lives in the public eye.‚Äč The play expresses the shifting perspectives and formats of communication as participants, spectators and commentators. Featuring Devika Rajpal, Kriti Pant, Neel Sengupta and Pranjal Vaid. Written and directed by Neel Chaudhuri. *For ages 16 and above.
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Monday, 30 Oct 10AM & 10AM - 3 Nov
5-Day Kalaripayattu Workshop
Facilitated by Kalarigram (Auroville)
Workshop | Martial Arts | Movement | Duration: 5 hrs
Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art form that is based on rigorous scientific discipline. Originating in Kerala, it opens up the practitioner's inner strength and flexibility, providing mental, physical and spiritual focus. This makes it a useful practice for theatre artists and dancers in addition to enthusiasts who utilise the practice for daily discipline. KALARIGRAM, based in Auroville, was founded by Lakshman Gurukkal and trains artists from across the world. Their workshop will take participants through the basics of Kalaripayattu, and is open to beginners as well as those who are familiar with the practice. *While it is suggested that participants attend the full duration of the workshop, drop-ins are also welcome
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Thursday, 2 Nov 8:30PM
Topi Ki Dastaan
Presented by Wings Cultural Society
Performance | Storytelling | Duration: 1 hr 40 mins
The dastaan narration form uses the art of story-telling to create an emotional connect with the audience. Topi ki Dastaan is based on a popular Hindi novel, Topi Shukla, which was written in the early sixties by Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza. This adaptation recreates the turbulence between the central protagonists - Topi and Iffan - who are childhood friends. Caught in the monumental chaos that took place during the partition of India, this tale reveals the horror and pain of that historical juncture. In this process, it reflects on the communal differences arising in the present day scenario. *For ages 16 and above only.
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Saturday, 4 Nov 8PM - 5 Nov
Say, What?
by Avantika Bahl
Performance | Dance | Contemporary | Duration: 1 hr
Say, what? is a contemporary dance duet that explores sound, embodiment and body language. As a conversation with a deaf dancer, it is performed in complete silence, and slides between using and abandoning codified language. By lending itself to abstract proportions, it questions the idea of spoken language as the basis for meaning-making. This performance opens up a space to talk about inclusion, access and privilege, as well as the politics of sound. Featuring Avantika Bahl and Vishal Sarvaiya. *For ages 14 and above only. Audience Members with hearing impairments are provided with a 50% reduction in pass price at the door.
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OddBird Theatre is located on 100 Feet Road Chattarpur, 1km from Qutub Minar Metro Station.