Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stage Decorations for Geetanjali musical concert

Today was an eventful day. To give you some background, I am active volunteer for non-profit organization called Asha, an organization that supports children's education in India. Every year, there are two musical concerts that we organize as fundraisers - one in Spring and one in Fall. This spring fundraiser is Geetanjali - a tamil musical concert which is on Apr 7th.

Among the Asha volunteers, there are some very artsy folks who come back every year with brilliant ideas for stage decorations. I was part of one such team last fall for AllGoRhythms concert. So now I am part of another team which is designing stage decorations for Geetanjali this time. Our theme was Retro. Here is a sneak peek.

We made 10 such panels - I am not sure what the fabric was, but it is one of those transparent one with glitter that you generally find in children's dresses for fairies etc. Here is a closer look. The flowers were cut out of felt material and hand-stitched while the edges etc. were machine stitched. And of course in addition to this, there was some bling that still didn't get done  and will be done during the week. This was a lot of manual labor of sorts to make huge panels like this. 

Aruna, one of the volunteers, was the brains behind this and it was a team effort to make all this happen. Some did the hand stitching and some did the machine stitching. Aruna and her husband Sunil were really helpful at making all this happen. I met her for the first time today and was amazed at how organized her house was and well-designed too. She does acrylic and oil painting herself and I saw some of her work today. It's amazing how everyone is so artistic around here but each one has a different talent. There is so much to learn and so little time in a day. A big Kudos to her and all the folks with creative talents who have created amazing things.

These panels were looking lovely and I cannot wait to see them live when they go on stage. This will definitely go with the so talked about song - Kolaveri di.


Carolina Little

WOW Prema!!!. GREAT and lovely work you are doing!!!. Congratulations!!!


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