Theater Across Borders

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For Richa Nagar, theater, theory, and pedagogy go hand in hand: theatre is a process through which the mind-body-soul learns to be simultaneously ethical, political, and aesthetical; it begins to understand theory as inseparable from movement; and it grapples with movement as learning that mobilizes the intellect, muscles, breath, and emotions of the individual in conversation with the collective. Richa's explorations with Tarun Kumar in the realm of theatre have led to the birth of Parakh Theatre, a mode of learning, improvisation and embodied theorizing across multiple sites including Mumbai, Lucknow, and Minneapolis and they have also sowed the seeds of Sangtin Kala Manch with Sangtin Kisaan Mazdoor Sangathan in Sitapur District, India.