The #PrithviTheatreFestival is an annual celebration of theater, music exploring culture. This year it is starting from 5th November and would be held for 12 days in Mumbai.
The Prithvi Theatre is an annual celebration of theatre, music exploring culture.
This year it is starting from 5th November and would be held for 12 days in Mumbai.
The promo of the festival is on air. Performed by #MakrandDeshpande and written by #SwanandKirkire the promo is named – #Darshak (Audience)
Please note the angle taken of the promo.
It talks about the variety of performances right from musical plays to the exhibition of art and culture from the audience’s perspective.
It doesn’t directly talk about what the festival has in store for us this year.
#MakrandDeshpande enacts both as an audience and the performer and points the connection. It gives you the chance to sit on the other side of the stage.
There is a famous dialogue from the German movie ‘Veronica Voss’ “Light and Shadows are the two secrets of a motion picture.”
The theatre is hugely based on the brilliant use of lights and shadows.
#MakrandDeshpande projects the various aspects of the theatre from the audience’s point of view.
#SwanandKirkire points out aspects like light and shadow, poetry, art, circus, etc. everything that is a part of theatre.
The trailer of #PrithviTheatreFestival last year was the cliché one with several performers posing backstage. It gave a message of what we could expect in the festival.
But the idea to put the audience in the pedestal was quite innovative.
The start of the promo is where he enacts getting down from a car and talks about the busy schedule that we experience in our routine life.
Towards the end the wall between the audience and the stage is broken when Makrand is standing in place of audience and there is an empty stage. His duplicate comes there in the disguise of a performer.
There is an immediate connect as we all are performers if we consider our lives to be the platforms.
The ending phrase of the promo #SwanandKirkire points out “Door door se aate hain milne (pauses) zindagi se.”
Brilliant way to end the poetry depicting that theatre is also a respite, a mirror, a way of life.