A Walk in the Park by Jyoti Bhatt

A Walk in the Park was a short skit presented at the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1980. The skit was created and performed by Pushpamala N., Ajay Desai, Hans Kaushik, Satish Bana, Walter D’ Souza, Yunus Khimani, Rasna Bhushan, and Satish Monabhai Patel, all of whom were students at the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts.

Pushpamala recalls that the skit was inspired by the American dance company Pilobolus, as it incorporated absurd and mime-like choreographed actions, and each actor would play several characters. Ajay Desai had designed the acoustics for the play by creating backstage sound effects on a mike through vocal resonation and percussion. These photographs are from Jyoti Bhatt’s collection of 35mm negatives.