and those who were dancing were thought to be insane by
those who could not hear the music
A Ranan production
1, 2, 7, 9, 15, 16 March 2013
Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta
Entry cards will be available at Max Mueller Bhavan from 18 February 2013, 1pm to 7pm every day except Sundays.
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Ranan’s new performance piece doubly inspired by the life, music and writings of and on Beethoven, and Vikram Seth’s novel – An Equal Music. Weaving together these texts along with a wide range of Beethoven’s compositions, the piece explores the question, “how would you deal with going deaf?”
Two letters form the core of this performance. One written by Julia, the protagonist of An Equal Music to her fellow musician and lover Michael; and the other written by composer Ludwig Van Beethoven to his brothers. Both letters deal with the pain of inevitable and irretrievable loss as their writers come to terms with their growing deafness – a loss all the more poignant since it involves the one sense central to the world of music that both these individuals – one from contemporary fiction and one from European musical history – inhabit.
Concept and Direction
Katy Lai Roy
Photographs, Publicity Images, Slides
PR and Coordination
Max Mueller Bhavan – Goethe Institut, Calcutta
Dr. Martin Waelde