Photoshoot of Students' Play

Photograph of Pushpamala N. and Hans Kaushik during a photoshoot of a short skit titled A Walk in the Park. The photoshoot took place on the library terrace of the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, and was made upon the special request of Jyoti Bhatt after it had already been publicly performed for K.G. Subramanyan's farewell programme at the Painting Department.

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A Walk in the Park was a short skit presented at the farewell programme of K.G. Subramanyan in 1980 at the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. The skit was created and performed by Pushpamala N., Ajay Desai, Hans Kaushik, Satish Bana, Walter D' Souza, Yunus Khimani, Rasna Bhushan, and Satish Monabhai Patel, all of whom were students at the Faculty of Fine Arts, except for Satish Monabhai Patel who was from the Department of Music.

Pushpamala recalls that the skit was inspired by the American dance company Pilobolus, as it incorporated absurd and mime-like choreographed actions, and each actor would play several characters. Ajay Desai had designed the acoustics for the play by creating backstage sound effects on a mike through vocal resonation and percussion.

This photograph was digitised from Jyoti Bhatt's collection of 35mm negatives.

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Hans KAUSHIKPushpamala N.

Publication/Creation date

1980

Creation place

India

Content type

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Photoshoot of Students' Play