Vishnupad Barve & Kalyanee Mulay [Goa, IND]
unSeen | 55 min
unSeen is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s letter ‘Ramabai-er Baktritar Upalakhse’ (letter with reference to Ramabai’s speech). In 1891, Tagore attended a lecture by Ramabai, where she said that women can do anything that men can, except drinking alcohol. In a highly disputable response to her, he points out how nature has made women weaker than men, physically and intellectually, and the necessity, therefore, to follow the ‘law of compensation’. unSeen is a critique of how society shapes the idea of femininity or the ‘woman’ across cultures.
Kalyanee Mulay graduated from the National School of Drama, specialising in acting (2012). She is trained in Navarasa Practice in Kutiyattam. In 2015 she was part of the Art Oasis International Lab under the guidance of Sergei Ostrenko in Italy. Recently, she received the Vinod Doshi Fellowship.
Vishnupad Barve, an alumnus of the National School of Drama (2011), began his career as a freelance performance designer and performance creator. He has worked as new media artist, space and light designer with Amitesh Grover, Maya Krishna Rao, Shantanu Bose. UnSeen, Ferrous, Sordid Story are some of the performances credited to his name as performance maker. He was part of the international academy sponsored by Shared Spaces and visited Kinshasa (Congo-Africa) and Hannover (Germany) for theatre festivals in 2013.
Design and Direction: Vishnupad Barve
Performance: Kalyanee Mulay
Lights: Nazia Khan
Stage Management: Gayatri Joshi