Sanchaya, a theatre group in Bangalore, via its provoke Sanchaya Cares, needs to assist artistes whose livelihoods have been robbed because of the pandemic
The Covid19 pandemic has affected everybody. Majority of the inhabitants had two battles to face early this yr – one on the well being entrance, the opposite on the monetary entrance. Whereas for some, issues appear to be getting higher, the inventive neighborhood continues to be severely hit, making on a regular basis residing itself an enormous burden. Given the state of affairs the place no dwell artwork performances are attainable, most artistes are out of livelihood.
Narayanappa (title modified) is one such skilled artiste in Bengaluru who has spent nearly 60 years of his life in theatre actions. To make ends meet, he now does mono-act and dialogue supply in temples hoping the guests would admire and provide some cash. “All he is aware of and has achieved all through his life is ‘theatre’. So what else do you anticipate him to do?” asks Keerthi Bhanu, Founding Member, Sanchaya, a three-decade-old theatre group in Bengaluru.
“To see our fellow actors and technicians going via this disaster is painful. We initially managed to place collectively one lakh rupees and supported 33 senior artistes. However there was a big group that we had disregarded, and we determined to do one thing on a bigger scale,” he explains. Those that acquired the modest Rs. 3000 wrote lengthy, thanking letters. “It meant a lot to them.”
Most artistes don’t need “free cash”. They need to carry out, and be paid for it. To handle this drawback, the staff conceptualised ‘Sanchaya Cares’ via which the theatre fraternity may collect funds and assist artistes in a dignified method. Via this initiative, a set of performs are chosen, recorded and uploaded for on-line viewership. This is not going to solely make these performs out there to Kannadigas around the globe, but in addition offers these artistes visibility.
Sanchaya’s thought has been welcomed by your complete fraternity. Video recordists and lighting consultants have provided their service at decrease charges than traditional. Shankaraa Basis provided its auditorium freed from value to file their performs. “Director Pawan Kumar was so delighted to find out about this initiative that he provided his net house, Filmmakers’ United Membership, launched in June this yr for supporting cinema and different artwork varieties throughout the pandemic,” informs Bhanu.
Sanchaya plans to assist senior and ladies artistes via this rigorously monitored initiative. Aside from cash collected via tickets for every of their reveals, it additionally seeks donations from people and corporates prepared to assist the trigger. Those that assist the trigger get free entry to observe our performs.
To begin with, the staff has chosen 5 performs – Shraddha mattu Stainless Metal Patregalu, based mostly on the essays by Vasudhendra and Srinivasa Vaidya, Shakespeare’s Tempest and Neeru Kudisida Neereyaru, Prasanna’s Tadroopi and TP Kailasam’s Ammavra Ganda, carried out by Vati Kuteera, Sanchaya, Samashti and Prakasam.
Sanchaya Cares will likely be inaugurated on Filmmakers United Membership (thefuc.in) on October 2. Tickets are priced at Rs. 400. For extra particulars, comply with Sanchaya Theatre Group’s FB web page.