Adishakti’s Source of Performance Energy | 120 min
Vinay Kumar [Pondicherry, IND]
This class will deal with the concept of breath which initiates anatomical responses such as emotion, physical movement and voice. These concepts are explored with the help of the notions of rhythm (played rhythm, rhythm as symmetrical concept and rhythm as the unifying factor for all anatomical structures) that control or enable all human faculties.
Vinay Kumar is the artistic director and managing trustee of Adishakti. Aged 12, he joined the Communist Party’s Theatre Repertory Company, which travelled all over Kerala. In January 1993 he joined Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts Research while it was still in Mumbai. Since then, he has worked with Adishakti as an actor-in-residence. He is engaged in studying the various readings/telling of the Ramayana out of which he created a script, ‘The Tenth Head’, which was directed by Veenapani Chawla. He is also a recipient of the senior fellowship from the Ministry of Culture in the field of Theatre for the year 2012-2013. Vinay was also featured in Sharada Ramanathan’s film ‘Natyanubhava’. He is currently working on a new play, ‘Sita’ based on Veenapani Chawla’s papers and concept note.