Maya Krishna Rao: Loose Woman

31 January 2020

2.30pm — 3.15pm, Auditorium, India Art Fair Grounds

MayaKRao. Loose Woman. Photography Credit: Golam Ashraf. Courtesy of the Artist

Loose Woman – directed and performed by Maya Krishna Rao – is the travels of a woman through life and across media. These are short, sharp glimpses of a woman who finds herself in situations that push, pull and stretch her skin, as it were. Her looseness is also conjured, coaxed and driven by different mediums – theatre, sound, and camera. For this performance, Maya collaborated with sound designer Suman Balakrishnan and video designers Santana Issar and Anuj Chopra.

Maya Krishna Rao is a national award winning theatre artist, who creates her shows in collaboration with sound, space and video designers. Her shows range from dance, theatre to comedy and cross-media creations, with her training in Kathakali being a source of inspiration for many of her works. She has received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Indian theatre in 2010. Maya also works with schools teachers in the use of drama as a classroom teaching methodology.

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