The CHR’s Factory of the Arts, composer Reza Khota in collaboration with the AfroAsia’s project’s fine artist and animator Kristy Stone present the first part of their work as a collaboration. The work includes original animations by Kristy and a music score by Reza and Shane Cooper. The music features guest artists Derek Gripper and Bronwen Clacherty.
The musical animation is a first sample of the pluri-medial work for an Oratorio which is to be directed by one of India’s foremost directors: Anuradha Kapur in Delhi. She and award-winning producer Deepan Sivaraman are working on Ari Sitas’s libretto on the ghastly new world of contemporary material culture.
Anuradha Kapur recently completed her term as Director at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. She is the author of Actors, Pilgrims, Kings and Gods: the Ramlila at Ramnagar. Most of her directorial work has been in collaboration with visual and video artists and filmmakers, including Arpita Singh, Bhupen Khakhar, Ein Lall, Madhusree Dutta, Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh, Sumant Jayakrishnan, and Vivan Sundaram. She is one of the founder members of Vivadi, a working group of painters, musicians, writers and theatre practitioners, formed in 1989. Her theatre work has travelled among other countries, to Germany, Japan, Brazil, UK, and Korea. In 2003 she was invited to curate the performance window actors at work at body.city, an event siting contemporary Indian culture at the House of World Cultures, Berlin. In 2004 she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Award for Direction in the Theatre.