For about a year now, I’ve been working on Ari Jayaprakash’s epic graphic novel, The Kuru Chronicles. With him in Bangalore and me writing in the States, I’ve been blissfully unaware of the monster that Ari has managed to create. And what a monster the Kuru Circus is. As my uncle said, “Circus is the right word”.
The event is best described as a Kuru Experience. There were musicians, dancers and live art set to this music I can’t even begin to describe. THe Kuru Circus performed at CounterCulture Cafe, Bangalore on July 22, 2012. There was a showcase of all the artwork and original Kuru manuscripts, Kuru concept art by Delhi-based artist, Sid Barik as well as art by Aakash Anand. Aakash is the creator of India’s first ever abstract comic. Check him out here.
I will post some better video when I get my hands on some but for now, here’s what I managed to capture with my little iPod Touch. While sound quality is decent, the stage was pretty dark and iPods don’t do well in minimal light. There’s no way to add light to it- that I know of; I mean, I’m no video star, so if anyone has any ideas, email me or something. 🙂