The 5 selected artists
Here are the five selected artists for the India Showcase of Voices from the South. Their new pieces will premiere in August 2023 on the digital platform of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Choiti Ghosh: “Putul Kotha / Doll Stories“
Mandeep Raikhy: “Queering the Tribhanga”
Nisha Abdulla : “Raising Red“
Savitri Medhatul: “Corona Cha Tamasha“
Tenma – டென்மா: “The Ostracised Guardian“
What is the
What is Pickle Factory’s role ?
As India partner, Pickle Factory’s role is to facilitate the curation, contextualisation, and presentation of five new performance pieces from India every year on the Fringe digital platform. Our aim is to facilitate and enable fresh conversations and collaborations with a range of Indian artists, and change the perceptions and expectations of what and who is usually represented and presented internationally as voices from India.
An object theatre performance
‘Putul Kotha’ // Doll Stories
Stories surrounding traditional dolls of West Bengal
contemporary dance / performance with Meghna Bhardwaj & Akanksha Kumari
Queering the Tribhanga
Locating the tribhanga in cycles of becoming, fading, transmuting & transforming
Speculative fiction: Using collective memory & songs to provide an imagination of justice for victims of state violence
That which is denied must be imagined
a theatre collaboration with Sharvari Sastry, Sudhakar Pote, Ganesh Pandit & Tamasha artists of Maharashtra
Corona Cha Tamasha
Chronicling the impact of Covid on Tamasha artists and communities
Folks songs of guardian deities created with Gana Muthu
The Ostracised Guardian
Tamil folk musical on ostracised guardian village deities
Project Support /
This project is made possible by the support of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (with Arts Council England) and the British Council.
Thank you! /
Our heartfelt thanks to Aopala Banerjee, Amlan Chaudhuri, Ramachandran, Dakxin Bajrange, Gunduraju and Divya, Savitri Medhatul, Askari Naqvi, Surjit Nongmeikapam, Babina Chabungbam, Sharmila Biswas, Itishree Panda, Shilpika Bordoloi, Preethi Athreya, Malavika P C, and Ramanjit Kaur for helping us create the information videos in various Indian languages. Videos are available in English, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada, Bangla, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Meiteilon, Odiya, Assamese, Tamil, and Punjabi. You can view them here.