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The Far Post, Directed by Yuki Ellias | In Residence

Two enemy soldiers, killed in battle, embark on a journey into the afterlife with the help of an endearing Postman Aunty and her pet Goldfish. Set in a cold, mountainous landscape, where a border cuts through no man’s land, the Postman Aunty operates out of a makeshift post office that serves mail to both sides of the conflict. As the soldiers navigate the trials and tests of the afterlife, letters from the war unfold, scars begin to heal, and peace feels close like a spring morning. 

Filled with elements of mask work, contemporary dance and puppetry, ‘The Far Post’ will transport you to a magical realm. The music, created by the Sikkimese band Sofiyum, blends Lepcha folk and contemporary sounds to create a distinct and captivating world in the snowy mountains.

Set against the backdrop of war, Postman Aunty and Fish are hijacked into the afterlife to deliver the ultimate package: Redemption. 

Schedule: 

Open Rehearsal
November 21 |
18:00 – 20:00

Yuki Ellias In Conversation with Nikhil Katara
November 21 | 20:30

The Far Post | Performances

November 22 | 20:30
November 23 | 20:30
November 24 | 20:30
November 25 | 18:00
November 25 | 20:30

Credits:

Story, Direction, Actor: Yuki Ellias
Actor, Choreographer: Tapas Boro
Songs created by: Mickma Tshering Lepcha, Ongyal Tshering Lepcha, Noel J. Karthak
Also performing: Rathap Lepcha, Pintsok Dechen Lepcha, Rikel Lepcha
Costumes: Sumaiya Merchant
Props and Masks Design: Mati Rajput
Guest Choreographer: Neeraj Lohani
Sound Design and Music: Arnob Bal
Light Design: Asmit Pathare
Sound Operator: Priyanka Babbar
Communications & Coordination: Phalguni Rao

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In Residence, a production series, creates space for practitioners to explore their craft, form, and expression to consistently and rigorously refine their practice. Each production is hosted over an extended duration at the warehouse, enabling work that is multidisciplinary and grounded in traditional and contemporary performance methods.

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