Mike Masilimani's performance poetry with tracy holsinger the queen of alternative theatre producing and directing the shows proved to be a sell-out last week(end). Please see http://daytripper.wordpress.com/ for info on what happened here at Barefoot. Tracy is brilliant at most everything, including her very clever use of space.
Now Equal Ground have taken over – follows is a run down of events that they have planned for this week:
21st May 2006: LGBT Film Mini Marathon – 6pm till 4am – ENTRANCE FREE
Films: Tipping the Velvet, Transamerica, Brokeback Mountain and others
23rd May 2006: MotherSon – a one man play by Jeff Solomon – 730pm at
Barefoot Gallery. Tickets. Rs.500
25th May 2006: All day drama and theatre workshop by Jeff Solomon –
10am-5pm at Sudharshi Hall (in front of BMICH). Donation Rs.500
25th May 2006: PRIDE Party – 9pm onwards Tickets: Rs.500 at Rhythm and Blues
26th May 2006: Forum Theatre & Poetry Reading – Stages Theatre Company
and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha – Brownstargirl Productions –
730p at Namel Punchi Theatre Borella. Tickets. Rs.250
27th May 2006: Rainbow Kite Festival – 11am till 4pm ENTRANCE FREE
(venue to be announced)
All drama and theatre productions have LGBT themes and are a 'MUST' see!
Members holding Green, Yellow and Orange membership cards will be entitled to a designated number of FREE tickets.
Join us in a celebration of diversity at Gay Pride 2006.
* Saturday 17th June at 7.30 p.m. – Dance Performance organized
Ticket Rs. 1000/= each will be available at Barefoot, Tel: 2505559.
About nATANDA Dance Theatre of Sri Lanka:
Formed in 2002 , choreographer Kapila Palihawadana adopted this unusual name for the first contemporary dance ensemble of Sri Lanka . It has made a pioneering attempt to revolutionise modern and contemporary dance in Sri Lanka and add an exiting new dimension to our rich dance culture. nATANDA concentrates on bridging the cultural diversity found in our country and transforming different areas of our dance tradition into contemporary dance forms, dance theatre , and modern dance. Presently the ensemble has 20 dancers.
* Sunday 18th June at 7.00 p.m. ˆ The Brass Monkey Band will be performing at Barefoot Gallery/ Garden Café.
Ticket : Rs. 400/= each
* Sunday 25th June at 7.30 p.m. Glen Terry & Friends Jazz Concert
* „ 3RS QUARTET perform each Sunday at Barefoot Gallery Garden cafe from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The musicians are Revel Crake (guitar), Ray Gomes (Bass) & Shiraaz Nooramith (drum). Entrance: FREE
Sri Lankan Revel Crake has been playing jazz guitar professionally for over 20 years. His father, the famous Gerry Crake, was a leading multi ˆ instrumentalist and singer in Sri Lanka.
Ray Gomes is a bass and guitar player. He has been playing professionally in Sri Lanka for 20 years . He is currently also playing with the popular local rock band Ultimate. Ray has toured extensively internationally in many countries including Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Indonesia.
Though Shiraaz only began drumming when he was 28 he has since become one of the premiere drummers in this country. He has performed with many of Sri Lanka‚s elite musicians including Mari Rozaira , Cecil Rodrigo and . including a performance at the Jazz Yatra festival in Bombay , Harsha makalanda. His international musical experience has spanned many countries , having performed in the Maldives , Switzerland , Germany , Austria , Oman , Indonesia and Indina.
All this and more coming up in the month of June. The Bar should be finished by then, too