COLOUR CORRECTION

Play info

CC kampanjbildGEST welcomes an exciting visiting performance: COLOUR CORRECTION

A unique international collaboration by Bananteatern (Sweden), Mukha Mugam Theatre Company (India) and performing arts collective BONTHROP (Sweden). Performed in English, Swedish Hindi and Tamil.
3 – 6 October at Gothenburg English Studio Theatre.


Influenced by the brutal gang rapes and murders of young women in India, the play pushes the limits of form and experimentation for stage making it a unique theatre experience.

Who is the woman of India today? Can we define her? What are the forces that shape how she is perceived and who gets to have the final word on who she is? Colour Correction presents the perspectives of media, the west and Bollywood in shaping the view of the Indian woman. Elephants, Yoga, Gandhi and now the gang rape...Is this what the sub- continent looks like to the west today? The play is a comedy that follows the life and dream of the everyday Indian woman.

Actors/creators: Spatica Ramanujam, Swati Das and Björn Dahlman.
Director: Björn Dahlman
Set and costume design: BONTHROP

Location/Access

Gothenburg English Studio Theatre, Chapmans Torg 10

Tram stop: Chapmans Torg.

Access

We want to make your visit to GEST as enjoyable as possible and we aim to cater for everyone's needs.

Access for people with mobility restrictions

Our foyer and the theatre are completely accessible if you use wheelchair or mobility scooter. The entrance is on ground level on Chapmans Torg and cars can stop next to the entrance.

One of our two WCs is accessible.

Please note! If you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter and you wish to see a performance at GEST, please contact us in advance and inform us about your visit, so that we can arrange the seating in our theatre accordingly. If you book your ticket via Kulturpunkten, please contact us to let us know which performance you will be attending. We are able to welcome two audience members using wheelchair or mobility scooter for each performance, this is due to safety reasons.

If you use a wheelchair or scooter but wish to sit in a seat during the performance, please contact us so we can arrange for an easy access seat as well as finding a place for your aid during the performance.

Hearing aide

We cannot unfortunately offer any hearing aids, however we can reserve seats close to the stage if necessary.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are welcome inside the building. If you wish to attend a performance, a member of staff can care for your dog. Alternatively, depending upon the production, it may be possible for you to take your dog into the performance – please contact us for more information.

Programme

For a production programme in large print, please contact us prior to your visit.}

Dates/Tickets

Tickets are on sale through Kulturpunkten: Book online and buy directly HERE. Via telephone 031 368 32 99 or visit the box office at Stora Teatern (Mon-Fri at 12-18 & Sat at 10-14).

For matinees, school bookings, group bookings, special bookings and other booking enquiries please contact GEST directly on 031 42 50 65, info[at]gest.se

Price: 200 SEK (150 SEK for students and unemployed, 170 SEK for pensioners).

Duration of the performance: 60 minutes (no interval).

EVENING PERFORMANCES:
5 October at 19.00
6 October at 19.00

MATINEE PERFORMANCES (please book through GEST):
3 October at 13.00
4 October at 13.00
5 October at 13.00

Team

Bananteatern

Bananteatern is an independent theatre company from Uppsala that was originally formed 2002 and re-formed in 2009. They originally formed as a protest against the attitude towards independent culture that was dominating in their hometown Uppsala.

Over the years they have developed into one of the major independent companies of Uppsala, touring both Sweden and internationally. Since 2009 they have produced more than 20 performances, giving more than 100 shows per year.

They specialize in childrens´s theatre, site specific and international collaboration projects, and has worked together with artists and companies from eg China, India, South Africa and several European countries.

Read more at: www.bananteatern.se

 

Mukha: Mugam Productions

Mukha Mugam was formed in 2011 to create exciting and original theatre in collaboration with local and international artists and companies. Spatica Ramanujam is the Artistic Director of the company. The company is also involved in delivering high-quality theatre-based training to corporate, educational institutions and emerging artists.

The company's international theatre collaborations include 'From the Word to the World', (London, November 2015) and 'Colour Correction', (India and Sweden, 2013). The productions in India include 'White Walls' and 'Alibaba and the forty thieves', both directed by Spatica Ramanujam.

The company has initiated a long -term theatre training programme for theatre professionals with Amy Russell (Deputy Director of Pedagogy at the London International School of Performing Arts) as guest faculty. Spatica Ramanujam was the co-facilitator for the initial training session held in April this year.

Björn Dahlman - Director

Björn Dahlman is an actor, director and artistic director of Bananteatern and Small World Theatre. He holds an MFA in acting from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. He works in Sweden, China, India and UK, focusing on devising, children´s theatre and clown. He also works with Clowns without borders, running projects in the suburbs of Shanghai, China.

Swati Das - Actor

After completing her M.Phil. thesis on the changes witnessed by 'Bhavai'- a folk theatre form of Gujarat, Swati decided to change track from academics to actual performance . Having finished a full year's theatre training in Delhi, Swati moved to Mumbai in 2011 to pursue a career in acting. Since then she has acted in many plays in multiple languages. Some of her notable plays include 'The Vagina monologues', and 'Boiled Beans on Toast' .

She has been the Chief Assistant Director and  core writer for a television series titled 'Yeh Hai India Meri Jaan' which was aired on the national broadcasting channel Doordarshan. She has acted in two acclaimed Bollywood films 'Bombay Talkies' (2013) and 'Hindi Medium' (2017). She has also acted in over 6 short films in multiple languages.

Spatica Ramanujam - Actor

Spatica Ramanujam is an actor, director and theatre facilitator. She has received theatre training at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). As an actor, she has worked with many companies nationally and internationally. Some of her productions include The Vagina Monologues (Poor Box Productions, Mumbai), Re-Orientations (Border Crossings, London) and Red Sky At Night (Sirius Arts, London).

She is the co-founder and artistic director of the theatre company, 'Mukha Mugam' under whose banner she has written and directed White Walls (Chennai 2012) and acted and co-produced plays like Colour Correction (with Bananteatern, Sweden, 2014) and From the Word to the World (with Glass Eye Theatre, London, 2015). She has facilitated workshops and courses on theatre in education, storytelling for effective classroom teaching for teachers and educators.

Spatica holds a Masters Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Psychology and English Literature.

 

BONTHROP - Set, Lighting and Costume Design

Scenkonstkollektivet Bonthrop is a Swedish group based in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Uddebo. The starting point of their work is the visual field: scenography, costume and engineering. Bonthrop's members enjoy working interdisciplinary to share knowledge with each other and with other professions. The group also gives great importance to the development of the organisation, in order to create a stable ground for their artistic work. Bonthrop is both initiating their own projects and getting engaged by other groups or theatres. Since the start in 2010 they have collaborated with (among others) TUR-teatern, Unga Klara, Riksteatern and ung scen/öst and have participated in projects in Sweden as well as internationally.

Read more at: www.bonthrop.se

 

Stefan Sandberg - Sound Design

Self-taught computer musician writing music and sound design professionally for the theatre, since 2013. Part of Bananteatern and the performing arts association Terra Nullius. Also writing ritual/tribal ambient music under the name "Oljus". 

For teachers

SCHOOL BOOKINGS OPEN ON AUGUST 14

If you wish to see a performance of Colour Correction and your students are 19 or under and the school is within the Gothenburg municipality, the fee will be 30kr per ticket. This is made possible by the city of Gothenburg's 'biljettsubvention', which reimburses theatres. For students from outside of Gotheburg, tickets cost 110 kr. Please book through GEST at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 031 – 42 50 65.

After Show Discussion and Teacher Resource Pack
We offer an After Show Discussion, which would last approximately 20-30 minutes. This is an invaluable opportunity for your group to discuss the play with the actors. After Show Discussions can be booked on 031 42 50 65 or info[at]gest.se.

The Teachers Resource Pack for Colour Correction will be available in September.