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aneek | kolkata

Published January 18th, 2014

aneek, established on 28 december 1988, is a group theatre based in kolkata, india. aneek celebrated its silver jubilee last year (2013). aneek organises theatre festivals such as the international theatre festival “ganga jamuna natya utsab” which involves theatre groups from west bengal, rest of india and other countries like bangladesh, nepal, america and germany.

this series peeks into aneek’s life a bit closely and illustrates that life is still very much throbbing in kolkata theatre arena. it's an ongoing series and more photos would be added soon..

for more info on aneek, please visit http://www.aneektheatregroup.com/

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aneek

they are not rich but they love their theatre.

  • December 24th, 2013
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prohibitted

the writings say "no food and tea is allowed inside" and "keep your phones switched off".

  • December 19th, 2013
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home ground

this small place serves as rehearsal ground as well as the actual theatre auditorium during the plays.

  • December 19th, 2013
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rehearsal

a moment from the rehearsal.

  • December 19th, 2013
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background score

music is essential for the plays and rehearsal is done with the music at the background to bring in the emotions correctly and also practice the timings.

  • December 19th, 2013
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  • 18mm / f/2 / 1/50 sec
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discussion

time out during rehearsal and members indulge into discussion on daily affairs including politics, sports etc.

  • December 19th, 2013
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  • 18mm / f/2.2 / 1/40 sec
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framed

another moment from the rehearsal.

  • December 19th, 2013
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tea

this ingredient is very important for keeping the spirits high :)

  • December 19th, 2013
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  • 18mm / f/2 / 1/80 sec
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office

they have a small but a well organized office.

  • December 24th, 2013
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  • 18mm / f/2 / 1/80 sec
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food

snacks break during the play for members.

  • December 19th, 2013
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  • 18mm / f/2 / 1/80 sec
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rest room

an actor waits outside the rest room before going for his performance in the play.

  • December 24th, 2013
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make up

make up table with all the ingredients.

  • December 24th, 2013
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behind the scene

an actor takes make up behind the curtain before the play starts.

  • December 24th, 2013
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tagore

a depleted green room used by actors.

  • December 24th, 2013
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work in progress

up close with the make up work.

  • December 24th, 2013
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green room

an actor checks his make up for the last time before appearing on stage.

  • December 24th, 2013
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light

setting up the light as per director's instructions takes time.

  • December 24th, 2013
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clean up

actors work together to clean up the stage for their upcoming performance. it's a small theatre group and most of the background work is done by the actors themselves.

  • December 24th, 2013
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wait

actors wait at backstage for their turn to come for performing during the play.

  • December 24th, 2013
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on stage

actors performing in a play as seen candidly from back stage

  • December 24th, 2013
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play

an actor plays role of an ancient character in a play staged in the auditorium. number of viewers is generally low as they are not a big group and also people nowadays prefer movies over theatre.

  • December 24th, 2013
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viewer

another moment from a play and a viewer stands in the auditorium to watch the performance.

  • December 24th, 2013
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SanhitaAggarwal
Sanhita Sinha  over 3 years ago

loved it ! will wait to see the whole story

sarthakbanerjee
Sarthak Banerjee  over 3 years ago

Wow.. durdanto laglo. Wonderful story

dgogoi
Diganta Gogoi  over 3 years ago

Loved it... eagerly waiting for the rest of the photographs...

JoyDasgupta
Joy Dasgupta  over 3 years ago

Durdantoo :D :D

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Shaan Majumdar  over 3 years ago

Excellent!!! will wait for more