Spinal Cord is an experimental performance project by Deepan Sivaraman. Deepan is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at Wimbledon College of Art which explores Spatial Identities and Visual Language in Indian Theatre.
Deepan says “in this performance project I am exploring the dramaturgy through space, objects and action as the core performance language rather than using word as a primary source of communication. The subject of this theatre project was inspired by the novel ‘The Chronicle of a Death Foretold’ by the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.”
The play was recently nominated for India’s prestigious Mahindra Excellence Theatre Awards 2010 in ten categories and won seven awards including; best play, best director, best stage design, best choreography, best actor, best lighting design and best supporting actor.