On the occasion of
World Forestry Day (March 21st) and World Water Day (March 22nd)
PRASHANT (A Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace)
invites you to a Presentation
Creatures of the Earth, the legend of Paikeachi zor
Creatures of the Earth, is a 37 - minute long piece combining jazz and movement performed by
the Space Theatre Ensemble from Goa directed by Hartman de Souza, with music composed, arranged
and played by Steve Siqueira.
The performance revisits the legend of Paikeachi Zor, a sacred spring in the forests of Quepem
in South Goa. The creatures of these forests, the earth, the trees, the water and the wind come
alive and depict a day from sunrise to sunset, showing the harmony of life and water and then
the rampant destruction of the same forests by men infectd with greed and their machines.
After a recent tour to adivasi parts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand the performance has
been acted out 145 times so far, in village community spaces, marketplaces and squares,
temple and church courtyards and for the general public in auditoriums. The ensemble includes
Andrea Pereira (23), Stephie Madurel (19) and Terence Jorge (24).
Travelling with a mobile photomontage that visually depicts Goa's destruction - thanks to mining -
the ensemble also carries a series of artistic maps detailing Goa's fragile ecology that are also
made available for a reasonable charge.
The performance does not use a particular language.
A video documentary by Kurush Canteenwala will also be screened.
The total programme will last for about 75 minutes including discussion with the actors.
Venue : PRASHANT,Nr. Kamdhenu Hall,Drive-in Road, Ahmedabad 380 052
Ph: 66522333, 27455913
Date : Wednesday, 21st March, 2012
Time : 4.00 pm
We look forward to your presence.
Fr. Cedric Prakash sj