Monday, August 24, 2009
Went for the play reading The Strange Case of Billy Biswas. The strength of the book lay in it's descriptions, which highlighted the lure of the jungle. From a dramatci perspective, it slowed down the action.
I liked The Blue Umbrella- the umbrella was indeed very beautiful. The tale was engaging too, not merely for children.
The muppets at the Monsoon Festival were also riveting.
I also enjoyed An Inconvenient Truth- although there were too many images of Al Gore for my liking. The screening was in a smaller room than the auditorium where The Blue Umbrella was shown, the people were less and so too hopefully were the carbon emissions:)
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The music program in the evening was also very refreshing- with Suchet's shamanic drum and other previously unseen, unheard and unknown instruments.
Kartik Baul's music was lilting in parts.
We rounded off the evening with wine on the house, courtesy the American centre:)