Margazhi.org presents Meet the Artist with Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan, Founder of JustUs Repertory
This is an opportunity for theatre enthusiasts to meet this multi-faceted achiever - playwright, theatre director, musician and journalist - with significant contributions to Indian performing arts, literature and culture.
Margazhi.org is an online platform created to bring together the culturally conscious - by integrating information, news, views and updates related to the performing arts such as Indian music & dance. It is a sponsored initiative of Sarangi, the store, Chennai and www.sarangithestore.com.
ABOUT MEET THE ARTIST
Meet the Artist is an event activity of Margazhi.org, wherein accomplished artists are invited for an interaction, with their Rasikas. The artist's early life, achievements, and more about their work is discussed during the interaction.
ABOUT Dr. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN
Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan is a multi-faceted personality with an immense contribution to Indian performing arts, literature and culture. She is a musician, playwright, theatre director, writer, journalist, and columnist.
A former deputy editor with The Hindu for more than two decades, she is now senior associate with Sruti magazine.
Gowri has been a vocal accompanist to Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi for over a decade.
As an author, Gowri Ramnarayan has written several books for children - Abu's World, Abu's World Again and Past Forward. She has also published translations of plays.
In 2005 she founded JustUs Repertory, whose plays and productions have been staged in India, USA, UK, and south Asia. Her productions have featured many of the leading performing artistes of India - Bombay Jayashri, Priyadarsini Govind and Vijay Siva. These plays are witty, thought-provoking, visually-interesting and make use of music, poetry, dance and painting to present a rare amalgam of aesthetics and scholarship.
Gowri's first play Dark Horse won two national-level Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in 2007. In the year 2015, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha awarded her the title Nataka Choodamani for her contribution to theatre.
Gowri has served as a FIPRESCI jury member at international film festivals in India and Europe.
ABOUT AARABI VEERARAGHAVAN
A bharatanatyam and contemporary dance practitioner with a master's degree in contemporary performance studies, Aarabi Veeraraghavan's choreography and practice are influenced by the spoken and written word which has led her to theatre. In What She Said, directed by Gowri Ramnarayan, Aarabi has played the roles of the two forgotten women in the Ramayana, Urmila and Shanta. She has also been a part of JustUs Repertory's technical/production teams. Aarabi teaches Pilates and dance techniques, focusing on injury prevention and alignment techniques.
Meet the Artist presented by Margazhi.org :
Date: Sunday, 16 Feb, 2020
Venue: Sarangi the store, 138 Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004.
To register : http://margazhi.org/