Fear Walkers Stalks Auroville: the new production of The Auroville Theatre Group


Polygon Teater and The Auroville Theatre Group are proud to present FEAR WALKERS, a collaborative theatre/movement-based work based on the short story “Popi ja Huhuu” by famed Estonian writer Friedebert Tuglas. Adapted and Directed by acclaimed Estonian director Tamur Tohver, and featuring Nishant Saini and Steina Ohman, FEAR WALKERS presents us with an urgent message: find a way to overcome fear of the Other, fear of our inadequacies, our supposed differences and our real obstacles, or face extinction. Can we human beings – men and women – find a way to communicate beyond age, beyond race, beyond language?

A play without words, FEAR WALKERS challenges us. “Our method: expressive physical theater with subtext understandable to all. We transmit our message by ritual, sound, voice, rhythms. Because the story is in our bones,” says Polygon director Tamur.

“The performance goal is to go into another way of communicating, abandoning performance as talk. In this piece we use strong emotional landscapes and rhythms. Body as a message, emotion like diving, movement as sign. From person to person, instead of performer to audience.”

FEAR WALKERS engages the talents of a design team from Auroville: Marta Cicionesi as set designer, Mahi Zadrozny as lighting designer.

Noting that the 50th anniversary of Auroville coincides with the 100th anniversary of Estonia, Tamur and Producing director Kristel Treier have brought with them a video team -Liis Lepik and Jurgen-Kristoffer Korstnik from Estonia – to record the whole process of this Estonia-India-Auroville collaboration as celebration. Already an international event, FEAR WALKERS brings together cast and crew from Estonia, Finland, India (Auroville, Tamil Nadu and other States), the U.S., Brazil and Sweden.

FEAR WALKERS premiers at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, south India, January 26, 27 and 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Second stop: Ranga Shankara Theatre, Bangalore! February 6 and 7th, 2018 at 7:30 pm. We’ll be putting tickets on sale via BookMyShow, (https://in.bookmyshow.com/bengaluru) and, of course, at the Ranga Shankara box office.

FEAR WALKERS in Auroville is supported by a grant from SAIIER (the Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research).

For further information, contact:

Jill Navarre 9486416173 / jill.navarre@gmail.com

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