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Drama in India – Rudradeep Chakrabarti

Rudradep

The GTP has been dangling on a very thin rope this last month. Or maybe not the project as such, but more the technical expression of it. It’s not that surprising, considdering that I myself almost got a system overload going through some of the beautiful, mindblowing areas of this country. But where my brain only just could process the information, my laptop wouldn’t take it anymore and decided to block the Indian world and me out from its most inner files. Fortunately, a local geek was able to breath life in my heavy companion once more and I could refresh most of its memmory. A memmory that was already full of what one could call ‘the beat of India’. Being in this country has not given me a single boring day. On the contrary. With millions of people, it is sometimes difficult to find the time and the place to be with your own thoughts. India seems to be the stage for a never ending play. One scetch even more bisar than the last.

The first talent to turn the spotlight on, not surprisingly, is therefore not the usual GTP-suspect, but a creative talent nonetheless. Meet stage director Rudradeep and let his words and his world inspire you.

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Music by Ustad Hanif and two of his students from the ‘Delhi Music Emprium’ in Changspa, Delhi. Their video can be found here.

Although Rudradeep is a gifted ‘scatcher’, which he does sometimes to prepare for his plays, he has learned to trust on his instincts and let his plays form while he works on them. Therefore, none of his creative work can be purchased. He is a talented upcoming stage-directer nonetheless and for any kind of information on Indian performing arts, Rudradeep is the guy to talk to and learn from. Contact the GTP to get in contact with Rudradeep!

Rudradep Chakrabarti
Rudradep Chakrabarti
Rudradep Chakrabarti

Dewa Ketut – Bali art

Dewa

Good, evil, love, hatred. Bali’s epic stories have it all. But how can we really appreciate Bali’s rich hindu culture and mythology? It is Bali’s art that makes these stories come to life. On my search for artists that I would like to promote on the GTP, I’ve seen many artists that make their own interpretation of Bali’s culture. However, when I met Dewa Ketut and saw his work, I was instantly convinced. Dewa’s style is impressive. Being only 23 years old and loving to express his imagination in his art, he holds a lot of potential for the future. A future that will hold more cultural Balinese expression, no doubt!

I had the fortune of being invited to his home in Bangli, where he showed me more of Bali’s culture and more of his talent!

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The main gamalang performance was recorded at a ceremony in Keliki, where I was invited by Iwayan, as a thank you for the video I made for him.

Dewa’s paintings can now be ordered via the GTP. See the pictures below. More pictures can be found here. Prices are as follows and include taxes, shipping and handling to Holland (might vary for other countries, although not substantially):
1. € 358 ($ 550)
2. € 259 ($ 370)
3. € 237 ($ 340)
4. € 189 ($ 270)
5. € 189 ($ 270)
6. á € 84 ($ 120)
7. á € 133 ($ 190)
8. á € 49 ($ 70)
9. € 70 ($ 100)
10. € 119 ($ 170)
11. € 126 ($ 180)
12. á € 42 ($ 60)
13. á € 35 ($ 50)
14. á € 28 ($ 40)
15. á € 21 ($ 30)

To order contact the GTP!

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