More formally, the G5A season: This will cover the rest of the year [October to June] and will, for us, signify rebirth, regeneration, and renewal. During this time, the Black Box will be back in full swing, with work that continues to reinforce the Vision and Mission of G5A.
Here are some things to look forward to:
Performance Long Runs
During the G5A Season, we will present four performances that will all have a long run. Like much of shows at G5A, these long runs will not be tied to a particular discipline, but will be multidisciplinary in nature and perhaps even interdisciplinary when the piece warrants it.
The groups we work with for these Long Run performances will be a mix of those that are local: from the city and the country, and those that are international.
Visit our Calendar for the upcoming shows of this inaugural season.
If this has caught your attention and is something you’d like to work with us on, please write to us at with the subject “Long Run performance”, and we’ll get back to you with more details.
Every third week of the month, we will have a series of recurring programs:
Projects | Process
Anything done well must have a story to tell about its making, a process that allowed for it to evolve and realize itself into its final form; be it a musical composition, a painting, or simply the making of a delectable meal. We usually experience and admire the end product and most often remain oblivious to the painstaking, often devotional journey of its making; its process from concept to completion; the rigor and passion that it must so relentlessly involve.
This makes for significant archival material and if shared as stories, are critical to: learn from, aspire to and bring hope and reassurance, especially in a world that increasingly looks to instant results and instant gratification.
G5A is bringing back Projects | Process, a series of sessions where artists, performers, theatre makers, and designers will talk about the significance of process and its relevance to project-making in contemporary India, while sharing insights into the development of an ongoing or a recent piece of work.
Indie Music Thursdays
Independent art, with all its disciplines, while being on the margins, has always been a resilient and fertile ground for dialogue and debate, innovation and ideological courage, and provides an alternate voice in a mainstream-dominated landscape. It has also provided essential fodder for the mainstream art industry.
The G5A mission therefore strongly supports and encourages independent art practice. The Indie Music scene today, is extremely vibrant and innovative and so we’re very excited to be dedicating one day every month that will feature a strong line-up of acts both Indian and international.
Indie Music Thursdays will happen at the Black Box, at G5A on the third Thursday of every month during the season
At G5A we are always looking for ways to continue to nurture new ideas and new ways of thinking. We find this works best when we come together and engage with our fellow artists and professionals in our artistic communities and engage in deeper dialogue and conversation. For these more intimate interactions we feel the salon format has the ability to be most conducive. This is why we’re bringing back our Salon Saturdays, a monthly Saturday morning session that we hope will build mutual support, engender vibrant communities, and encourage an inclusive and collaborative ecosystem.
These sessions are meant to bring together professionals from across different experience backgrounds, in order to reinforce the merits and understandings of the creative eco-system while also allowing room for innovative thinking. The sessions will be conducted by members of the creative community who we feel are best suited to fostering a welcoming and open setting.
Salon Saturdays will happen at the Study, at G5A on the third Saturday of every month during the season
Details coming soon!