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Monday, March 24, 2008

[ ACTOR P.O.V IV ] Believing in your craft



This came up on the second night of our performance (Sultana Daku) we were praying and expressing our thoughts right before run, when an interesting point was made, people will have have different reactions based on their perceptions to what we offer on stage. We must not make hasty decisions, we must have faith in what we have worked on and believe in our craft. I think this is an important message for a show like ours where there is a certain way of doing things and it should be adhered to if we want to perform the art form the way it is meant to be. There are audiences that we have had and will have (March 29th show) , who are not familiar with true form of nautanki, who will be challenged and will react, but we must stay honest to what we have learned and portray it with artistic audacity. We cannot compromise the art for those who do not know about it. Who knows what they didn't necessarily agree with might cause them to learn more.

Pictures from the first two shows : Click Here
My previous post on Sultana Daku : Click Here

6 comments:

durkhaima said...

And yes, believing works BBC is airing a story about our production and an interview by our director ... see "nautanki folk opera" listed under thursday show on http://theworld.org

durkhaima said...

omg http://www.theworld.org/images/slideshows/nautanki/index.html

durkhaima said...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=07709958-7162-4532-adf7-05c149cf4bd4&&Headline=Naatak+Presents+EMNautanki%2fEM
http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_8648904?IADID=Search-www.insidebayarea.com-www.insidebayarea.com
http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/16920

... just logging all the articles we got..

ArSENik said...

That's always the case isn't it. It's always a matter of perspective and if you can get more people wowed than miffed with your performance, I think it's safe to say you have succeeded. So, the two standing ovations are great for stroking our artistic egos no?

durkhaima said...

two standing ovations are quiet good... and I guess these questions about artistic audacity are always around.. I can imagine the same thing lingering the back of a filmmakers mind... should I sell more tickets or tell the story truthfully... now .. bollywood has got that part figured out .. :P

ArSENik said...

Yes, but a truly successful piece of art is one that achieves both, maybe not in full measure, but each to some redeemable degree.