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Date(s) - 30/07/2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Supported by The Alliance Francaise du Bengale, IIM Calcutta Dramatics Cell & Proscenium Art Center, the Arshinagar Project presents Strange Factory.

“The mind is an ancient and famous capital”, wrote Delmore Schwartz. Perhaps cities are bodies too, and like bodies, they contain memories and stillborn dreams. In the brutal furnaces of the great cities of the world, of Calcutta, New York, Rome, Rio, Karachi; generations upon generations are smelted and their essence turned into fuel for the great System. Yet poets lurk the streets – Jibanananda Das, Kundera, Auden. In secret, moonlit rooms lovers meet. Rivers run under the skin of the streets, conjured by the fingers of the moon. We play peek-a-boo into each other’s mirrors. Somewhere in the heart of the city lies a garden of earthly delights. All cities are, perhaps, shadows of mirror city – Arshinagar.

Strange Factory starts with inauguration program, on July 30th , 6.30 pm, at Alliance Francaise du Bengale, Park Mansions, Park Street, Kolkata


July 30th: Alliance Francaise du Bengale, Park Mansions, Park Street, Kolkata

6:30 pm:  Inaugural Session – Grotowski and the City

7:15 pm: Toba Tek Singh by IIM Calcutta Dramatics Society

August 1st : IIM Calcutta
 6: 30 pm: Antarnaad by the The Natakwala Theater Co, Mumbai
August 5- 9th: Bouffon Performance  – Dr. Dikadan by Vinu Joseph, at various locations culiminating in final performance on Ahust 9th at Proscenium Art Center, Ripon Street, Kolkata
August 9th: Proscenium Art Center, Ripon Street, Kolkata
 6: 30 pm – Peek A Boo by Chandana Sarma

7:15 pm – Final Act of Bouffon Performance  – Dr. Dikadan by Vinu Joseph

8:00 pm – Meeting Room of Lovers by Dr. Dimple Kaur, Maham Suhail, Uttam Das Baul and Arka Mukhopadhay