In today’s news, we’ve got details of Thespo orientation meetings and gig alerts in Delhi and Bangalore, as well as news of a live performance of Blood Earth.
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Thespo 15 announces orientation meetings
Thespo is back! The annual youth theatre festival is scheduled to hit Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, this December. Apart from some excellent full-length plays, the festival also features shorter performances as part of Thespo Fringe, workshops, gigs, and more. The Thespo team is now looking for young directors, scriptwriters, actors, stage managers and theatre aficionados to be part of the festival, and all you’ll have to do is attend their orientation meetings. Thespo 15′ will conduct orientation meetings on July 20 at Sion’s Arts In Motion Studio at 3pm, and on July 22 at Prithvi Theatre at 4pm. While you must be aged 25 or under to be part of a Thespo play, the team accepts volunteers of all ages. Check out a flyer below for more details:
Blood Earth performance preview announced
Last year, Word Sound Power (a multimedia project by Taru Dalmia and producer Chris Guiness) launched their second project, Blood Earth. The project sees a collaboration with singers from the tribal anti-mining movement in the village of Kucheipadar in Orissa. All the music from the project is readily available here. Over the past months, the duo have been readying a live performance of Blood Earth, which will debut on September 20 at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. Word Sound Power will preview the performance in Delhi on July 18, going through two run-throughs (at 8.00pm and 10.00pm) at Downstairs At Zo. The night also includes a vinyl listening session and a screening of The Bant Singh Project.
Echoes From Beneath, Bangalore, announced
The good folks responsible for last month’s Doom Over Bangalore gig return in a couple of months with another gig, titled Echoes From Beneath. The gig, which takes place on September 7, will feature Bangalore doom metal stalwarts Bevar Sea alongside Sri Lankan occult death metallers Genocide Shrines. While entry details and a venue for the gig have not yet been announced, you can check out a slick poster below. Stay tuned for more from Echoes From Beneath as we hear it.
The Circus, others, to play Blue Frog, Delhi
Next Wednesday, Blue Frog, Delhi sees a packed lineup. Delhi alt-rockers The Circus (read more about them here) play a gig at the venue. But that’s not all! The night will also feature sets by ambient electronica act TankBund, young alt-rock act The Uncertainty Principle, Curtain Blue (the solo project of The Circus vocalist Abhishek Bhatia) and electronica duo FuzzCulture. The gig takes place from 10.00pm onwards on July 24.
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