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ಅನಾಮಿಕನ ಸಾವು | Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
An Athol Fugard Play in Kannada
90 minutes | Kannada with English Subtitles
A piece of paper, one identity card,
Determines our presence?
It may shaken our existence?
If it’s so,
Our birth-grown up-life, is a lie?
Blood flown in our areas, is a lie?
The land that nurtured us, is a lie?
That’s how it is,
We have lost our existence from the land we have born,
It’s a story of a man, who struggles for his existence.
It’s the struggle to find the existence in between the name and life.
It’s a story of person seeking refuge.
Designed and directed by Shakeel Ahmad
Presented by the Spinning Tree Theatre Company(R), Bijapur
Shakeel Ahmmad, actor, director & the founder of the ‘Spinning Tree Theatre’ company specialises in developing an intercultural training which combines traditional and contemporary theatre techniques for the benefit of actors and dancers.
After NINASAM, he attended the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) of Singapore, where he trained for three years in several traditional Asian theatre techniques. There he also immersed in contemporary theatre with Phillip Zarrilli’s psycho-physical, the work on corporeal mime and theatre anthropology with Leela Alaniz, wind dance and clowning with Guillermo Angelelli, Stanislawsky and Michel Chekov’s work with Arnee Neeme whose mentoring strongly inspired his theatre making orientations.
Later he directed workshops with different theatre schools and companies such as Aneka, Abhinaya Taranga and NSD of Bengaluru, Pas de Dieu, Canopee, Cage and IPAC of Paris. The plays he has directed are Dehagalu, Rekhegalu, Maduve Hennu, Aparicita Ghalige, Ulida Sakshigalu, For a Bite of Food, Miti Meerid Mojugaar and Anamikan Saavu. Currently he is doing his Masters in Theatre and research program at the University of Kent, UK.
Shodhan Basrur is from the Kundapur Taluk of Udupi District. He has been interested in theatre and art since his college days. He graduated from NINASAM Ranga Shikshana Kendra (Batch of 2012-13). He worked as an actor and music director in NINASAM Tirugata and Janmanadata Repertory for two years. He has worked as a director, actor and music director with many stage troupes. He is also an actor in both television serials and films. He is currently involved in many theatre works focused on children and the community.
Sumanth is from the Marenahalli village, Channarayanapattana, Hassan. He has finished his Diploma in Theatre arts at NINASAM Theatre Institute (Batch of 2019-20). He has worked as a Yoga trainer for over 3 years and as a Yakshagana teacher at Udupi Yakshagana Kendra headed by Guru Sanjeev Suvarna.
He is presently working as an actor and technician in several theatre groups in and around Karnataka.
Vishal is from the Gulbarga district and has been theatre Practitioner since 18 years as an Actor/Director. An alumni of NINASAM (Karnataka), he graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts from Bangalore University. He has acted under the direction of eminent theatre personalities like Shankraiah R Ghanti, Ganesh M, Venkataramana Aital, Akshara KV, Nataraj Honnavalli, Srikanth N V, Sanjay Upadhyay, Suresh Anagalli, Prof. Rajendran, C Basavalingaiah, Michael Oullette, Shakeel Ahmmad.
He has directed plays such as Urida Badaku, Gunamukha, Song Bird forest, Yen Huchuri, Khol dho, Kichillada Bege and Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja. He was a physical and voice trainer in Sri Shiva Kumara Ranga Prayoga Shale, theatre school in Sanehalli (Chitradurga). Currently, he’s working in AAP Institute of Cinema and TV, Bangalore as a mime and vocal trainer.