cooking stone

Trimukhi Platform (India)

This piece was rehearsed and premiered in an ancient red stone quarry located in the outskirts of the village of Borotalpada, 220 kilometres southwest of Kolkata, at the border between West Bengal and Orissa. It stages the inhabitants, their presence and the sound of their daily routine in this rural location in India, such as it could have been described by poet Rabindranath Tagore or filmmaker Satyajit Ray, two towering artists who knew so accurately how to discern the beauty of everyday life.

Trimukhi Platform was founded in 2008 in Borotalpada, a village in West Bengal (India): its aim is to produce various forms of contemporary art, to build bridges between distant worlds and to inspire original thinking. The collective brings together 18 families in this Santhal village (Santhal are a community of Adivasi, or “first inhabitants” – aborigines – of India), around the work of theatre director and philosopher Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and producer Sukla Bar.

Concept and video
Jean-Frédéric Chevallier
Joba Hansda, Ramjit Hansda, Salkhan Hansda, Sukul Hansda,
Surojmoni Hansda
Live video
Dhananjoy Hansda
Sukla Bar
Music (extracts)
Suite n°1 en Sol majeur (BWV 1007), Jean-Sébastien Bach, Aage Kvalbein;
Mathématiques souterraines,
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine
Partners (Paris)
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF); French Institute in India;
Théâtre du Soleil (Paris)
Tour Partners
Goethe Institute of Calcutta (Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata);
Ministry of Culture of Mexico
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