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SCAPVC lecture - IAS Visiting Fellows - Dr Geetanjali Shree and Dr Anuradha Kapur

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Location: Lecture hall, 0.08, Faculty of Arts Building (FAB)

he School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures (SCAPVC) invites you all to the 3rd Annual SCAPVC lecture. This year we are delighted to welcome IAS Visiting Fellows, Dr Geetanjali Shree and Dr Anuradha Kapur who will deliver the lecture on Wednesday, March 13 at 5 pm.

Location: Lecture hall, 0.08, Faculty of Arts Building (FAB)

In Collaboration: Creative Collisions

The lecture looks to open up the processes of collaborative performance-making that Geetanjali Shree, writer, and Anuradha Kapur, theatre maker have engaged in over the years and which have yielded several theatre/ performance texts. It also seeks to frame these processes within feminist practices of theatre-making, particularly dramaturgy, that began to take shape in the 1980s in India. Geetanjali Shree and Anuradha Kapur will converse with each other to parse and share their dramaturgical vocabularies.

Geetanjali Shree is the winner of the 2022 International Booker Prize, and of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, for her novel, Tomb of Sand (Ret Samadhi in the Hindi original). She has written five novels - Tomb of Sand, Mai (Mai: Silently Mother), Hamara Shahar Us Baras, Tirohit (The Roof Beneath Their Feet), and Khali Jagah (Empty Space), and five collections of short stories. Besides English, her work has been translated into many languages. Geetanjali has also worked on theatre scripts in collaboration with a Delhi based group, Vivadi, of which she is a founding member. She is frequently invited for residencies, fellowships, lectures, seminars, and workshops across the world.

Anuradha Kapur is a theatre-maker and teacher. Her theatre work has travelled nationally and internationally, and she has taught in Universities in India and abroad. She is the founder member of Vivadi a cross-discipline working group of theatre-makers, visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers. Almost all her works have been cross-discipline collaborations. Her writings on performance have been widely anthologized and her book Actors Pilgrims Kings and Gods: The Ramlila at Ramnagar was published by Seagull Books, Calcutta (1993, 2004). Anuradha Kapur was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Direction in 2004. Anuradha Kapur completed her term as Director National School of Drama, New Delhi in 2013. She was Visiting Professor at Ambedkar University, Delhi for several years.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception


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