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Theatre Institution or a stepping stone

first_img“Despite the onset of cinema and the explosion in the digital space, theatre has still not lost its sheen,” says Rakesh Bedi, a highly acclaimed actor known for his contributions in the theatre, film and television industry. He feels that approximately 3000 years old art form – which has always been a powerful medium of expression – just cannot be replaced by the new emerging media.But what makes it stand out from the rest?Bedi feels the secret lies in theatre’s responsibility of reflecting the reality of society. “Just like cinema, the theatre also tries to show the real face of the society. However, cinema is obliged to situations that are commercially prevailing and thus may not have the complete liberty. Theatre definitely portrays the real face of society and people enjoy seeing their own reflection on stage”, says Bedi, who has been working for 10 years in the industry. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBut above all, what’s interesting to note is how theatre is catching the eye of millennials. They are no more interested to sit back as the audience but are willingly exhibiting their enthusiasm through active participation. Is that because theatre is being used as a launchpad for aspiring actors who wish to become a part of the showbiz industry? Though theatre has produced uncountable talented gems including Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi Rajkummar Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who later went to explore the film industry, It doesn’t seem ethical to use the platform as a stepping stone to enter the world of showbiz. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBedi however does not find any harm in it.”I don’t see any harm if some youngsters join theatre as a stepping stone towards cinema or any other career in the world of media or television. But youngsters must understand that it is not a stepping stone but an institution and space where you practice your art. Theatre gives artists a platform to experiment with various subjects, improve their craft and experience subjects which may not be available if they are doing just cinema,” explain Bedi, who is in the town to perform ingenious, funny and brilliantly crafted masterpiece, ‘Wrong Number’. The play will bring together actors like Tanaaz Irani, Delnaaz Irani, Avtar Gill, Kishwar Merchant, Rajesh Puri and Rahul Bhuchar. Despite the growing popularity, theatre as a full-time profession is still considered to be a risk in India. Pointing towards the reasons behind the insecurity, Bedi further said, “The mind-set of people has been to watch theatre for free since they don’t want to buy tickets. They might buy expensive tickets for cinema but still hold back when it comes to buying expensive theatre tickets. However, the mind-set is changing now and especially in a city like Delhi, I have seen it change over the past 15 years. Audiences in the metros are willing to spend money if the content, performances and the production is good. But a lot of change needs to occur in the mind sets of those living in smaller cities. Immense hard work is being done by theatre enthusiasts and production houses to promote theatre aggressively across India.”The veteran actor is extremely excited and looking forward to the first performance of ‘Wrong Number’, which will be staged on May 20 at the Kamani auditorium. Sharing his joy, Bedi stated, “All the actors in the play are well known to me for many years as we have worked together on different projects at different times. Working with them feels like home. There are a lot of incidents that I would like to share but frankly, the fun of this play was that the entire cast went beyond the confines of the script and that’s what makes this play extremely special.”last_img read more

Riu Palace Costa Mujeres opens on Mexicos Caribbean coast

first_img Posted by Share Thursday, November 29, 2018 Sunwing’s President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, said: “We are delighted to be offering our customers even more resort choices in the latest tropical destinations. The new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is a great addition to our lineup of top-rated properties in the up and coming and highly sought-after luxury enclave of Playa Mujeres. With direct Sunwing flights available from 19 airports coast to coast, we’re pleased that so many of our customers will be able to take advantage of this new resort this coming winter.”More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterRiu Palace Costa Mujeres’ dining scene includes the pool restaurant, Tastes, as well as Mexican, Japanese, Italian and fusion cuisine in the themed restaurants Zarape, Japan, Roma and Krystal. TORONTO — RIU Hotels & Resorts’ 19th property in Mexico – and its second in Costa Mujeres – has opened its doors.A year after Riu Dunamar made its debut comes the all-inclusive Riu Palace Costa Mujeres, with 670 rooms, 24-room service and free WiFi throughout the resort.As the exclusive vacation provider of RIU Palace Hotels and Resorts, Sunwing offers exclusive RIU-topia perks at the property including welcome cocktails, unlimited reservation-free dining, spa credits and more, in addition to RIU Palace inclusions such as 24-hour room service, daily champagne breakfasts and poolside wait service, for clients booking their vacation package with the Signature Collection by Sunwing. Tags: Costa Mujeres, Openings & Renovations, RIU Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

August 1 2000 Time to peal the peaches An Arcosa

first_imgAugust 1, 2000Time to peal the peaches! An Arcosanti synergy brings us all together in the Cafeto start the process of making delicious peach products. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img

June 26 2002 Bright and early the construction c

first_imgJune 26, 2002 Bright and early,theconstruction crew prepares to pour two precast panels. Pours aredone early in the day to avoid the mid-day heat which is a difficultyfor both the workers and the wet concrete. [Photo & Text: MS] >>From left>> Workshoppers Maya Glavin, Jason Curtis, Eleanor Mayer,>>and Jenny Lee in protective bodysuits pause for a moment from loading>>the concrete truck. Saftey is the highest priority on the Arcosanti>>construction site. [Photo & Text: MS] The formwork for thetwo precast panels. The concrete is poured onto a thin layer of silt inthe bottom of the form to achieve an earth-tone textured finish thatcomes with this unique process. Forms can take anywhere from a few daysto several weeks to assemble, depending on complexity. [Photo & Text:MS] The forms arestrategically assembled on top of the slab to minimize the distancethat each panel will have to be hoisted once it has cured. Here thebucket is being lowered and filled for the next load. [Photo & Text:MS] Pouring the concreteinto the form from the suspended bucket. [Photo & Text: MS] Planning intern AniaGorka and habitat manager Dave Tollas await directions from the slab.[Photo & Text: MS] The crew must workquickly in the low humidity of the Sonoran desert. Here the crew splitsand begins pouring the second panel while simultaneously finishing offthe first. [Photo & Text: MS] The finished panel.At Arcosanti all precast panels are poured with concrete rated at 3000psi. It will take two weeks until the concrete hardens to eightypercent strength and can be moved. [Photo & Text: MS]last_img read more

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