The Other Festival - 2002 
    Dec 1- 7, 2002  
    Chinmaya Heritage Centre  
    # 2, 13th Avenue 
    Harrington Road, Chennai 600034  
    Music. Dance. Drama. Art. You. 
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2002, 7.00 pm 
    USHA GANGULI (Kolkata),  “Antar Yatra” Solo  Theatre(Hindi), (75min)    
    USHA GANGULI (Kolkata) a Sangeet Akademi awardee, leading the theatre group Rangakarmee for nearly twenty-five years now, remains essentially an actress who loves to take on challenging roles and seek to grow in the process. Trained as a dancer in the classical Indian modes, she strikes the delicate balance between formal rhythm and reality in the raw. Rangakarmee, which had its inception in January 1976, spear heads the Hindi theatre in Kolkata today, with fourteen productions on its live repertoire.  

    In “Antar Yatra”, there is a whole history of Indian womanhood played out in large enough social space covering middle class homes and  the urban working woman to the rural woman at the extreme margins as well as dramatic moments in history in the nineteenth century Bengal,   Fascist Germany, and the seventeenth century Thirty Years’ War in Germany. Resistance and rebellion, critical understanding and assertion register different responses to deprivation, discrimination and injustice, with Usha Ganguly’s sense of history and warmth  
    of concern never betraying her into facile realism or sentimentality.  

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