Along with good friend Prerna Kapur, Nitya is the brain behind Delhi’s Yellow Brick Project. Since its inception, the Yellow Brick Project has had three extremely successful productions Razzle Dazzle, Dear Delhi and Juliet Must Die. Yellow Brick’s latest production will be staged at Kamani Auditorium from 16th to 18th August 2012. Titled ‘Dirty Laundry’ the production is a musical comedy centered around an Indian family, shedding light on their individual stories as well as interpersonal relationships.
Yellow Brick was conceived back in 2009 when Nitya was part of the dance society at Lady Sri Ram College. “At that point we felt the need to do something outside of the DU and Delhi Dance Schools Circuit.” She felt that both these platforms for performance were extremely rigid and competitive. She wished to create a place for those who took dance as a serious hobby but has no place to take it forward. “Yellow Brick was thus born from an idea to bring together all these dancers from across the city and do something fun & interesting that hadn’t been done before” says Nitya. The idea is straightforward, assertive, but strong. The project aims to tell simple stories in the most entertaining way – by interweaving several dance, music and theatrical styles & simultaneously experimenting with film, audiovisuals, costumes & stage design to create a unique experience for the audience.
Yellow Brick project’s dancers are mentored by the Big Dance Theatre, while regular workshops for the artists organized by the project help polish their skills further. Nitya believes the The Yellow Brick Project is really about connecting people with the arts – “arts for arts sake” – and that, she believes is the social cause that Yellow Brick stands for.
The play encompassing the lifestyles of Indian families will be a 40-member cast act, depicting the story with quintessential elements of music. Believing in creative outsourcing and artistic collaborations, the Yellow Brick project has already worked with even larger castings, whereas this time there will be 13 dancers and choreographers, six talented actors, backed by eleven choir members and seven band members.
Ask them of the quirky concept of ‘Dirty Laundry’ act and they would tell you “When a philosophy professor allows himself to be seduced by one of his students, it sets into motion an inexplicable chain of events that leaves none untouched, culminating in an uproarious and dramatic climax that nobody sees coming. Both comical and poignant in parts, the play uses the explosive theme of infidelity to shine a spotlight on the relationships that lie at the heart of every family. Looks like a family that shocks together, stays together, or do they?”
Catch ‘Dirty Laundry’ at – Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
When – 16th – 18th August 2012
Time -4.00pm and 7.30 pm
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