1. Experimental Kannada Play - Vrukodara Vruttanta
Professor R Bharadwaj's latest play
Vrukodara Vruttanta produced by the Structural School of Fine Arts is a totally
new experiment in experimental plays.
The experimental aspect of the play is in the presentation technique. Departing from Russian playwright, Stanslavsky's 'magic if' and 'role identity' method, Professor Bharadwaj uses his structural method, where the same characters are played by different actors.
Since the episode of Bheema is well known, it is the particularities of the presentational structuure that becomes interesting. It borrows from every major branch of performing art. It has songs but it is not a musical, it has dance but is not a dance drama. The highlight of the play is the well choreographed war and fight sequences, choreographed by Naresh Patil, Soukhya Aithal and Akshara Bharadwaj.
2. Bala Vedike
The Structural School of Fine Arts is presented a Classical Bharatanatya Recital for 'Bala Vedike' at Bal Bhavan, Buruju Wall Stage in Cubbon Park under the aegis of Bal Bhavan on Sunday, 4th October 2009. The programme saw two budding artists, Kum. Ankita and Kum. Sushma perform in Solo items, and thirty children performing in groups. The programme was directed by Vid. Yogita Kulkarni and choreographed by young teachers of the school, Kum. Soukhya Aithal and Kum. Akshara Bharadwaj.
3. The Youth Division of the Kannada Sangha of Mumbai felicitated Prof. Ranganath Bharadwaj for his contribution to Kannada theatre during his stay in Mumbai for 30 years. Mr. Subraya Bhat and s. Akshara Bharadwaj also read out excerpts from his plays and this was followed by a discussion and question and answer session.
4.Ms. Akshara Bharadwaj performed for the Cultural Evening of the 46th Econometric Society Annual Conference, at the University of Jammu on 4th March 2010. The performance was a very successful one and was highly appreciated.
Mr. Jagdeesh, the Guitar Faculty and his students conducted a jamming session in Vijayaranga recently. The students and parents had a great Sunday morning!
5.Prof Bharadwaj recently conducted a workshop in Theatre along Structural Method for the teachers and students of Theatre.
7.The Structural School of Fine Arts organized a Karnatik Classical Vocal Concert by Vid. Shyamala Prakash of Mumbai on 14th April 2010. She was accompanied by Sri. Srinivas Anantharamayya on Mrudanga and Sri. Ballari Suresh on Violin. The performance was graced and appreciated by many art patrons, including ace Kannada Film Maker Sri. Nagatihalli Chandrashekhar.
8.SFA is released a book “Aaru mangagalu haagu orva Manava” a compilation of Prof. Ranganath Bharadwaj’s three Kannada plays, Aaru mangagalu haagu orva maanava, Shanti Parva andAndu Indu Bere adru agodella onde ondu in the Kannada Sangha of Mumbai on the 22nd April 2010. The re- release of the same will be organized in Bangalore soon.