The Theatre of E. Alkazi Exhibition at JKK till 6 May

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An exhibition focused on the work of eminent theater exponent of India- Mr. Ebrahim Alkazi is now on at Jawahar Kala Kendra till 6 May. Entitled, ‘The Theater of E. Alkazi’, the exhibition is a retrospective of Ebrahim Alkazi’s theatre work, which spans a period of 50 years. It has been curated by daughter of E. Alkazi, Amal Allana and designed by Nissar Allana.

Alkazi is a legendary figure of Indian theatre whose remarkable achievements have earned him the Padma Vibhushan, among a vast number of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Alkazi’s story runs parallel to the Independence Movement and the birthof Indian modernism in the theatre. He introduced revolutionary idea in theatre as early as the 1950s in scenic design, lighting, modern ideas of acting drawing from international traditions and linking these ideas to the performing folk traditions of India. He evolved new training methodologies for student actors, directors and stage designers and spoke about new ethics and philosophy in theatre.

The exhibition features multiple rooms of rare photographs, objects, archival documents, models of stage sets, using a multi media approachto exposing Alkazi’s vision and ideas. The exhibition shows, for the first time, Alkazi’s work from the 1940s and 1950s. This work has rarelybeen seen anywhere in India, and brings a vast treasure of archival material into the public domain.

Where: Museum Galleries, Jawahar Kala Kendra
When: Till 6 May, 11 am to 7 pm (Mondays and Public Holidays Closed)

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