Event Vidooshaka - the Indian Clown
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Venue The Street Theatre Studio, Acton, ACT
Umbrella Event National Multicultural Festival Fringe
First Date 16 February 2005
Opening Date 16 February 2005
Last Date 26 February 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Vidooshaka was a traditional royal jester in Sanskrit drama. Unlike European jesters, he had two faces. One was a royal adviser, accompanying the king on hunting trips; the other was as a street clown who would hold a mirror up to everyday foibles and embarrass shopkeepers into giving him money. The structure of "Vidooshaka - the Indian Clown" has been compiled from ancient Hindu sources and well as ancient epics. It includes slapstick humour and classical Kuchipudi dance in the exagerated style seen in Bollywood films
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Dance
Clowning
Subjects Multicultural
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Raoul Craemer Actor
David Finnigan Actor
Michael Gow Choreographer
Raoul Craemer Devisor
Resources
Text Nationality Australia
India
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper
Event Identifier 65809