Kalandugeya Kathe is a stage adaptation of H. S. Shivaprakash’s Madure Kanda, Madhavi and Matruka. All the three plays are based on the Tamil classic Silapadikaram. The epic poem from 4th century is about an anklet. But this stage production juxtaposes the concerns of the poem with issues that are contemporary. The play is directed by B.R. Venkataramana Aithal.
Tirugata is a repertory of Ninasam established in 1985. A group of 20 ex-students of Ninasam Theatre Institute formed every July, rehearse that season’s plays and travel all over the state for almost a year. Performing almost every day with roughly 120 shows in 140 days, Tirugata has over 85 productions so far with more than 3400 shows and has catered to over 20-lakh audiences. 80% of the shows have been conducted in small towns, and have covered all districts of Karnataka. Plays vary from Western to Indian, and directors are invited from Karnataka and as well outside.
Sanchi Foundation believes in community participation to take this project to next level. To begin with, we would like to translate the subtitles to all the plays in all possible languages. So if you are willing to help us in this project, please get in touch with us.
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Ninasam Plays Documentation Project 2015 by Sanchi Foundation, Bengaluru is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Kalandugeya Kathe Crew
We thank Ninasam community, HeggoduAll who helped this project Directly and indirectly
Sanchi Foundation Documentation team
Camera – Vishnu Prasad, Lakshman Nayak, Abhaya Simha | Camera assistant – Ravi | Sound design – Jamie DSilva, Shishira K.V | Editing of plays – Prashanth Pandith | Interviews – NAM Ismail | Editing of interviews – Abhaya Simha | Internet technology – Omshivaprakash | Media Management – Mansore | Subtitles – Avinash G. | Documentation Direction – Abhaya Simha
Ninasam Tirugata 2016
Documentation Sponsors – Ninasam Tirugata, Sanchi Foundation
Cast & Crew
Avinash Rai M.K. | Ganesh M. | Prathibha B.G. | Prasanna G.V. | Bindu Raxidi | Manjappa Hulagi Nasagunni | Manju Sirigeri | Yashavanth Belthangadi | Roopa C.R. | Shriharsha G. Gobhat | Shrinidhi Achar K.S. | Suneela Jarandagudde | Lighting | Gangadhar Patil | Manjappa Hulagi | Avinash Rai M.K. | Prasanna G.V. (Vamshaja) | Lighting Design – Krishnamurthy M.M. | Light Management – Gangadhar Patil | Music/Sound – Ravikumar Sogivala, Basavaraj Angadi | Stage Craft – Manju Sirigeri, Bindu Raxidi, Shriharsha G. Gobhat, Shrinidhi Achar K.S., Yashavanth | Costumes – Roopa C.R., Ganesh M. | Makeup – Prathibha B.G. | Properties – Suneela Jarandagudde | Stage Management – Bindu Raxidi | Tour Manager – H.C. Chalavadi | Office Management – Shrikanth G.R. | Planning and Management – Shripad T. Bhagawat | Stage Design Assistance – Mohan Sheni, Shrikanth Otigodu, Gireesh Otigodu, Nagaraj J.C. (Papanna), Veeresh Davanagere, Manjunath Sindhe, Gurumurthy Varadamoola | Costume Preparation – Susheela Hegde, Raaju Achar, Jagadish Sagara, H.S. Phaniyamma, Mahesh Hebbalu | Cooperation – Swayamprabha, M.S. Nagaraj, Jagadish and Brothers, Kanthu Sarees, Sagara | Stills – Ramesh P.K.
Sanchi Foundation (R) has joined forces with Ninasam for this documentation project. Sanchi Foundation is a not for profit organization working for the documentation of audio-visual heritage. Sanchi Foundation has a vast experience in audio-visual documentation.
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