Conversations with Ravi Jain and Janak Khendry
MASALA CANADA with WOJTEK GWIAZDA
On this edition of MASALA CANADA we’ll talk to Toronto actor and theatre director Ravi Jain. As the Artistic Director of “Why Not Theatre” he has explored many different approaches to creating a stage experience. In his new play “Brimful of Asha”, he acts and is, the son of his co-star, his real life mother, Asha. The subject of the play is arranged marriages, and that it’s time for Ravi to get married. We also discuss the fact that even though his mother co-stars in the play, she is not an actor, and what that has taught Ravi Jain about acting. The play opens at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre this Thursday, January 26th, and closes February 18th .
Then a wonderful exploration of the concept of time with Toronto dancer and choreographer Janak Khendry, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Janak Khendry Dance Company. This year the company celebrates its 33rd anniversary with a rather remarkable exploration. An exploration of time, of the concept of time, of what has happened, and what will happen – all this through the movements of 14 dancers. This dance exploration is called “Kaal” (Time) and will be presented this coming Thursday to Saturday, January 26th to 28th, at the Fleck Dance Theatre at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
Why Not Theatre website – www.theatrewhynot.org
Jamie Parker / Gryphon Trio info – http://www.gryphontrio.com/bio_jamie.php
LAL music and info – www.lalforest.com
Janak Khendry Dance Company website – www.jkdanceco.org