Kala ghoda Art Festival 2013

Street

Walk The Change

"I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition" - Bruce Springsteen

There is almost a bare, innocent and soulful quality to folk music and performances. They transport us back to traditional times and simpler lives. This year at KalaGhoda enjoy the gentle sounds and stories preserved and through many generations. Adorned on either side by craftsmen and artisans selling their wares from the famous Kala Ghoda stalls - over 100 stalls to choose a variety of products from all over the country...glass art from waste, paintings, ceramics and enamel works, bags and wallets, solar lamps and clocks, cushions and quilts, shawls and ethnic sarees, mugs, clocks, staionery, footwear, jewellery, etc.- the Rampart Row will yet again become a living and thriving celebration of folk.

The street will change its mood everyday with vibrant performances by folk dancers, musicians and street plays from all over the country. Experience the amazing folk dance forms, sounds of traditional instruments and spectacular costumes as you get entertained by puppeteers, Nat artists and folk dancers.

Our theme for the Kalaghoda Festival 2013, is 'WALK THE CHANGE'.  Join us at Rampart Row.

Acknowledgements:
We sincerely thank WZCC (West Zone Cultural Center), NSPA (National Streets for Performing Arts), Australian Consulate-General, Salaam Bombay, Theatre in Motion (Jaya Prasad), Ativirya (Richa Sharma) and Geet Anand or their support and collaboration.

All programs listed on this website were correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

String Puppets from WZCC

11:00 AM onwards at Rampart Row

They present their performances accompanied with Pipari (wind instrument made of bamboo chip and rubber)  
and beats of Dholak (a percussion instrument). Puppet characters include Dholkiwala (Drum Beater), Saamp-Sapera
Gendh Wali (Round Ball), Bahurupia (Imitator),  Pattebaz (Card player), Anarkali (Dancer) and Jadugar  (Magician) etc.
AMAR SINGH RATHORE is the most popular dance drama amongst the traditional puppeteers.

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Bahurupia from WZCC

11:00 AM onwards at Rampart Row

Bahurupias are the street performers who wear different characters every day and move door to door to entertain a small group of spectators.

NAT KARTAB from WZCC

11:00 AM onwards at Rampart Row

Nat acrobats are street performers who perform in fairs/festivals and also for their patrons on the festivals occasions. They walk, jump on tied rope.  They also show their skills with weapons.

Ativirya – Street Play

1:00 PM at Rampart Row

Street play based on Women Empowerment. This play has won in quite few competitions so far.

NSPA - Folk Fusion

5:00 PM to 5:45 PM at Rampart Row

Pratyul Joshi (vocals, guitar)

NSPA - Rapping and Beatboxing

6:00 PM to 6:45 PM at Rampart Row

Fookzone, Aklesh Sutar- Akai(Rapper), Nagesh Reddy –Buffy (Beatboxer), Raj –Soldier(Rapper)

Ativirya – Street Play

7:00PM(Duration 15mnts) at Rampart Row

Street play based on Women Empowerment. This play has won in quite ew competitions so far.

Nukkad Item a parade by the Peoples Puppetry Project of Dharavi (SNEHA)

4:00 PM at Rampart Row

Produced by Australian Consulate General of Mumbai and Divya Bhatia Facilitated by Snuff Puppets (Australia)

Australia’s leading giant puppet experimental theatre company Snuff Puppets, conducted a Peoples’ Puppet Project with young adults from Dharavi in Mumbai. They created'Nukkad Item' a parade cum performance devised by them.
Produced by Divya Bhatia in collaboration with SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), Nukkad Item was developed by Snuff Puppets during a 15 day workshop in December where the young people designed and built giant puppets in collaboration with local artists. 

At Kala Ghoda Festival, Nukkad Item is presented in association with the Australian Consulate General of Mumbai