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Theatre and Architecture in Central Delhi (1950s-1970s)

Re:Public presents a selection of visual and textual works from the Alkazi Theatre Archives and the Alkazi Collection of Photography proposing ‘event’ as common to both theatre and architecture.
Transformed through the element of time and charged with a succession of actions – historic, aesthetic or the everyday, architecture could be considered a sensorial and continually unfolding experience – as the dynamic flux of performance. 
“Theatre” refers to both dramatic practice (performance) and the building (architecture) housing it. What then are their conjoined references to the hypothetical and real? How can both be thought of in relation to the events of history?

Image credit: Aerial views of the Republic Day Parade taken from the top of India Gate in 1951
Photograph: Homai Vyarawalla
Courtesy: Homai Vyarawalla Collection/Alkazi Collection of Photography