Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 21, Sep 2014 05:31 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Time has come for religious leaders to be "more active": Dalai Lama
A lone protester sentenced to 10 years in prison
WeChat leads to arrest of two Tibetans
Tibet raised at the 27th session of UN Human Rights Council
Tibetan activists protest Xi in Delhi
TYC activists storm Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as Xi begins India tour
Sixty Tibetan students detained in Baroda, Gujurat
Eight RTYC chapters reject TYC resolution to cancel membership
Ngodup Tsering appointed as new Education Minister, Reshuffle in TGiE
Tibetan Parliament discusses Xi’s visit to India
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives in McLeod Ganj from Germany, Aug. 28, 2014/Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
Tibetan exiles participate in a candle light vigil to pay tribute to the 5 Tibetans who died of injury sustained  in a firing on unarmed protesters demanding the release of a local chief of Shukpa village on Aug. 12. McLeod Ganj, August 20, 2014/Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
Rescue workers gather around a mangled remains of a bus that plunged down a deep gorge on a mountain pass near Machu County. The bus was plying from Machu County to Tsoe town.  8 people have died, and 20 others were injured. Aug. 7, 2014/Tibet Times
more photos »
Advertisement
'So Many Socks' in Dharamsala
Phayul[Wednesday, April 10, 2013 16:17]
DHARAMSHALA, April 10: Over a dozen of Indian theater artists yesterday presented a So Many Socks, a play that tells a story of a Tibetan refugee family in India.

Speaking to Phayul before the performance, Q, the director said, "The play not so much part of the freedom movement or the political movement, it is very much a personal comment. It is about the struggle that happens inside people where when you don't have a sense of home and across three or four generations, people who have come here before, people who were born here."

"People who were born here, currently generation want to fight and go back home. So, it is really about the individual struggle and that for us was really interesting and beautiful to bring out." Q added.

Hundreds of Tibetans and visitors from all walks of life attended the play performed at TCV Day School in Dharamshala. This was perhaps the first time that a major theatre was performed in the exile capital of Tibet.

The ninety-minute long play written by Mumbai-based writer Annie Zaidi was inspired by Kora, a book of poems and stories by Tenzin Tsundue, a Tibetan writer-activist.

"The play is an approximate of Tibetan exiles inquiring into the exile nature of life through dialogues between three generations of the refugees. It shows how politics shapes their life and how they personally respond to the challenges, a first of its kind," Tenzin Tsundue said.

The performance in Dharamsala was funded by The Foundation for the Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and was organized by Students for a Free Tibet-India in collaboration with Mumbai-based Q Theatre Productions (QTP).

QTP has performed this play 19 times in various parts of India. The same will be presented today at Tibetan Children's Village in upper Dharamshala.

During an informal discussion with artists after the performance, some of the performers said that the play has 'hugely impacted' them and their awareness about Tibet.

"I had a very shallow understanding of what we were doing of the people that we are playing. May be at some level I was regarding it as characters as an actor but when you actually come here and experience it, you know it is very easy for struggles to become statistics and the print," said Saattvic, who played a cop in the play.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Apple removes Tibetan book app.
Canadian PM urged to lead on Tibet
'So Many Socks' in Dharamsala
'Child Rights and Democratic Development in School' meet concludes
Dalai Lama portraits auctioned
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement