In all Indian languages, the word for pilgrimage contains the root for “to go”, “to move” – yatra
To move is to transform
In our design process, we tried to explore this idea of movement/journey: both the physical path of the spectator within the site and also the intangible experience/journey through spectating.
On a more technical front, we’ve taken into consideration environmental context–studied the incidence of solar radiation, temperature and rainfall data, and particularly the tree-rich site’s role in providing succor/relief from a building-dense residential neighbourhood.
“The act of pilgrimage/Journey serves as a bridge between the known realm of the earth, nature, society, and the unknown world of divine beings, from the ephemeral and illusory to reality and eternity.”
It is these journeys where the real theatre unfolds, beyond familiarity in to the maze of abstract relationships
From Natyashastra to poetics the ideal performance space has been ever-changing at times changing with the art of storytelling and at times changing the art of story telling theatre studies.
Suchitra Cultural academy proposes a film school, offering programs spanning major aspects of film making. It includes specialized spaces for production such as edit suites, sound studio, animation studio, drama studio and so on. In future the Academy would also act as a platform for inter-disciplinary dialogue between various creative fields to support emerging talents and collaborations.
Keeping all this in mind the proposed program consists of a comprehensive outline of space requirements.