Festival proved there was scope for other art forms. And what better testing
ground for it than the tradition-bound Chennaipatnam?
|… A new
beginning in Chennai… It brought the artistes as well as the organizers
and viewers together and paved the way for a new audience…which was willing
and flexible to learn new concepts and thoughts.
Festival” will no doubt become part of the much larger stream of the arts
that link up many strands, themes, ideas and performers with an audience.
We who are part of that audience can only feel privileged for having been
there at the beginning.
The Economic Times
is waking up to the other world of music and dance and gearing up to receive
experiences not so familiar to it… All the genres of the word, movement,
costume are woven together to constitute a new energy of theatre language.
from the classic cliché to the postmodern experimentation …Festivals
like this which provide interaction between artistes and audience may change
the audience too.
Festival” established that despite tradition, Chennai audiences are eager
and enjoy experimental works.
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proverbial “other woman”, the more glamorous festival has gained more attention
than the traditional festival of classical music and dance in Chennai.
Festival” seeks to place Chennai not just on the map of traditional culture
but to be seen as a city of dynamic art.
Festival”… to showcase programmes which are radically different,
which normally cannot find a platform or a voice on a regular stage.
as being purist and traditional, it has welcomed experiments and innovations
with surprising alacrity.
Times of India
is The Other Festival?
• The Other
Festival • 1998
Gallery of The Other Festival • 1998