The lockdown has brought every performance, festival and corporate event to a grinding halt. The theatres will take a long time to open. Audiences will take a long time to return to the theatres. With the objective of providing awareness about the difficulties being faced by the artist community across the country, and providing relief to performing artists affected by the repercussions of the pandemic, Raw Mango and Aditi Mangaldas have collaborated on a series of short films by Aditi Managaldas, and have joined hands with #ARTMATTERS to raise funds for the artists who have been left without any source of income during COVID – 19.
For the first three months, the collaboration aims to raise INR 6,75000 to help 150 artistes and their families across India. We urge patrons and art enthusiasts to come forward to provide relief to artistes and their families.
- Location: Open to all
- No. of Artistes: 150 artistes and their families
- Fundraising Goal: INR 6,75,000/-
- Fundraising Duration: 3 Months
Raw Mango and Aditi Mangaldas
a series of short films by Aditi Mangaldas performed by the members of the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - The Drishtikon Dance Foundation, that bring together the original work ‘WITHIN’ and their current creative impulse, from within the confines of their homes.
Six stories that emerge, cut and stitched from WITHIN and take you WITHIN the confines and the expanse of the WITHIN. The video clips are a series of elaborate yet delicate visual offerings. A fragile thread weaving emotion and passion; instincts and sentiments; spirit and soul: past and present, all into one fabric.
“Belonging to a small community of artists in India who are privileged, I felt compelled to offer an artistic experience rather than just make an appeal. I thank Raw Mango and Teamwork Fine Arts Society for supporting this initiative. Do consider this as a dance offering to bring you cheer and as something for you to cherish…as you may have experienced watching us live in a theatre. We hope that you will open your hearts and donate for the wonderful artists who are struggling to survive in these unprecedented times.”
– Aditi Mangaldas
The films [ WITHIN… from within ]
a series of short films of approximately 1 minute each
Film 1: ENTWINED
Exploring our innermost spaces where humanity and brutality, good and bad seem to lie in half embrace.
Film 2: MELTDOWN
Waiting to be disentangled. Waiting to find expression in ways that shape our lives, our actions, our selves.
Film 3: ENFRAMED
Is there another way to discover the sky, the eternity within us?
Film 4: WRAPPED
“To understand yourself you must create a mirror that reflects accurately what you are…” - J. Krishnamurti
Film 5: UNRAVEL
Do the times compel us to look ‘within’? To recognise our deepest, most complex emotions.
Film 6: EMPASSION
“Only in the understanding of what is, is there freedom from what is.” - J. Krishnamurti