18.11.2017 - 20.00 - 21.00H

Abhishek Thapar – My Home at the Intersection

Theatre maker Abhishek Thapar takes us back to the conflict in the Indian province of Punjab, where his family also lost their home. A performance for the senses, with forceful imagery and movingly told stories navigating between contradictory official histories and a journey through three generations’ of personal memories.

Abhishek Thapar (Moga, 1985) is a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer from India, currently based in Amsterdam. He studied physical theatre at LISPA, London and holds a Master in Theatre from DAS Theatre, Amsterdam. He is core-founder of the International Association for Performing Arts and Research; the International Theatre Institute and Three Ring Circus in Pune. Currently, he is building an artistic research and practice in post-colonial epistemologies, historiographic metafiction and storytelling.

Thapar’s performance is part of a lively public programme that runs parallel to the group exhibition, Going Back To Forget. During the exhibition period, besides Thapar’s performance, there will be a performance by artist Sara Hamadeh, a book presentation and discussion with artist Efrat Zehavi and a video-experiment by performance artist Nicola Unger.

performance, ENG, 60 min. , €8,- / €5,- student

Limited capacity. Tickets can be purchased here

Second performance Sunday 19th november, 20.00 – 21.00 hours.
Written and Performed by Abhishek Thapar
along with Venu Thapar, Dr. Shveta Grover and Ashok Thapar
Dramaturgical Support: Maria Roessler
Text Advice: Divya Nadkarni
Advisor: Floris van Delft and Jeroen Fabius
Cinematographer: Sahib Gill
Film Editing: Jeanette Groenendaal and Rinku Kalsy
Music Composition: Kabeer Kathpalia
Costumes: Loise Braganza
Primary Research: Abhishek Thapar and Swati Simha
With contributions from: Dr. Sudha Thapar, Dr. Neelu Koura, Dr. Pawan Thapar and Karan
Special Thanks: Chandana Sarma, Arash Qajar, Amandeep Sandhu, Jimmy Grima, Barbara van Lindt, Juul Beeren, Vera van Baal, Martin Brans, Mirko Lazovic.