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Naavikaran. Photo: Masimba Sasa. 

Chaar Rastha: Performance by Naavikaran

Witness Naavikaran’s first original multilingual theatre work!

Chaar Rastha is a bi-lingual experimental theatre work by MoB Artist In Residence, theatre producer and Goddess, Naavikaran. The work embeds spoken word, DJing, vocals, music and theatre centring around themes of love, joy and a celebration of the writer’s personal creations, journeys, trauma and triumphs.

The work is conveyed in Hindi and English and is a unique artistic premiere for the artist and the city of Brisbane, championing a refreshing and bold approach to creativity.

The work is a culmination of failures and success. It is a pit-stop and a reminder of the road ahead. Chaar Rastha is developed by Naavikaran in response to Rhanjell Villanueva’s exhibition, In Transit.  Explore the complexities of being and belonging through the creation and magic.

Please note: This performance will be performed in Hindi and English.

This event will be Auslan interpreted. Tickets are sold as general admission, but seats will be reserved in front of the interpreter for best possible vision. Please indicate your access requirements when booking your tickets so we can reserve the correct amount of seats.

Museum of Brisbane presents Chaar Rastha in partnership with BrisAsia Stories part of BrisAsia Festival, Brisbane’s premier event for cultural placemaking, creative and artistic innovation. Presented by Brisbane City Council in partnership with Museum of Brisbane (MoB). MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC. SBS is a proud partner of BrisAsia Stories.

Chaar Rastha is a production by The Naavikaran Collective, an upcoming storytelling powerhouse. The team can be found on all social media platforms here.

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About Naavikaran

Naavikaran is an all-round goddess, community facilitator, writer, theatre producer and choreographer from India, based in Meanjin (Brisbane). Their work creates platforms for accessible and safe storytelling for identities of various intersections and communities.  

As a theatre producer and performer, Naavikaran starred in The Neighbourhood by La Boite Theatre Company, Future Ancestors by Metro Arts Theatre and Tales from the Colony by The Skin-Deep Collective. Their first independently produced theatre production, People of Colours premiered at Brisbane Powerhouse in May 2021.

Naavikaran. Photo: Megan Van De.

About Dilash

Dilash is a Meanjin-based artist with roots in Sri Lanka, Switzerland and France. They have a background in theatre, visual art and music. Their art reflects their life experiences and the people they have met along the way.

Photo: Dilash.