Portraits of the Dark – Original scene interpretations

Series nameNew Music

This hand written document describes the stage movements and musical cues of the first five “portraits” or scenes, in Baluji Shrivastav’s 1990 production ‘Portraits of the Dark’. In this production, Baluji aimed illustrate the dramatic periods in his life so far, as a blind musician. Through a musical performance, which fused Indian classical music, jazz and Arabic music, Baluji also wanted to convey to the audience what life is like for blind people.

Date of Creation / Publication1990
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/NM/6
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesThis grouping contains digitised items such as flyers, handwritten notes and a press review relating to a selection of Baluji's new music projects. These have included concerts, programmes and theatre productions.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.
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