‘GODS and DEMONS’ developed from the original `Light` show and was an ambitious
project designed to incorporate live Indian musicians with the Indian–style shadow
puppets in a complete performance.
After many attempts at non narrative styles of presentation it eventually worked
best as a live piece with a
story linking the scenes together . Although there were technical problems with
staging, `Gods and Demons` was performed with some success at the venues listed below.
Following the esoteric interests of Jonathan Hayter`s approach many stories were
told within the format from the traditionally based Ramayana characters in a highly
imaginative and unusual way .These tales were woven into a creation and destruction
narrative involving the God Shiva , Brahma and Ganesh…accompanied by swirling sitars
and Indian percussion….
Shows were performed at ;
The Victoria Art Gallery in Bath -7th September 2008
`Gods and Demons` Exhibition Bristol Tobacco factory 8th October 2008
Wooton Under edge Art centre 11th October 2008
Thanks go to Donagh Sanfey and Mike Ford Musicians
Sarah Kirkpatrick Puppeteer and others who helped on this production