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Devising Theatre: A Masterclass

Sat, 8 Feb 9:30AM - Sun, 9 Feb 5:30PM
Rs 2400
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Devising Theatre: A Masterclass
By Aruna Ganesh Ram
Feb 8 & Feb 9
9.30 am 5.30 pm
Fee: INR 2400.

What is Devising?

Its a way of working. It is a way of making work, by putting yourself out there in every way.

It is a way of bringing ideas into the rehearsal room and allowing ourselves the freedom to play and to explore where that idea can go and how it can become a performance moment.

It is a way of story-making. A way of meaning-making. You put some colours, shapes, textures and patterns together and before you know, artwork may be brewing. Devising is similar you put text, movement, poetry, visuals, music and speech together and before you know, you've started DEVISING A PERFORMANCE.

Devising is about courage. It is about getting up from your place and moving into space to actually do something, to say something or to even remain silent but you have to start. And that requires creative courage.

Devising is about being OK even when you're not the most important person in the room. Devising is not really about people but about the propositions that are made.

These come together and then comes rhythm, composition, narratives, characters well its a very soulful way to make theatre. Everybody in the room is an ingredient. And were there to prepare something bigger than all of us. Something of relevance. Something that questions the status quo. Something that you enjoy and care about deeply!

Who is this workshop for?
It is for the creative practitioner. It is for the person who will use an opportunity to tell a story and to influence or inspire an audience. It is for actors who want to go beyond the script and explore new ways of making work. It is for anyone interested in developing a way of making exciting performances.

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The workshop will be facilitated by Aruna Ganesh Ram

About Aruna Ganesh Ram:
Aruna is the Artistic Director of Visual Respiration, a performance company based in Bengaluru. Her work goes beyond the linear exploring form, audience engagement and spatiality to present multiple perspectives without resorting to the single narrative. Her work is a composition of images, sounds, characters, poetry and text sensory and intimate.

Her recent performances include Under Pressure that explores Climate Change & Consumerism (2019) and Stands on the Street, a culinary journey of the streets of India (2017-18), Coloured & Choosing (2017), I * (2017), Swami & Friends by R.K Narayan (2015)

She holds an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Aruna is also an ATSA (Arts Think South Asia) fellow. She was an artist-in-residence at WISP Kollektiv, Germany as part of Goethe Instituts Bangalore expanded residency programme in 2019. She is also a recipient of the Serendipity Arts Grant for Performing Arts (2019-2020)

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .

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