Thursday, March 27, 2014

Workshops - Summer 2014

Theatre and Arts workshops for Summer 2014



Conducted by Sahil Gangurde

Age group: 8+ years
Language: English
About the workshop: Adventure time, as the name suggests, is all about using our imagination to explore different ages of time, different places, meeting some interesting characters, solving mysteries and coming back with a lot of stories to tell. It combines imagination, storytelling, ensemble work, physical theatre and many such techniques to create scenarios. But that’s all secondary; the most important thing it promises is a whole lot of fun and many adventures.


Conducted by Sahil Gangurde

Age group: 5 to 8 years
Language: English
About the workshop: The workshop is aimed at enhancing creative thinking and encouraging free use of the body. It combines concepts from mime, movement, story creation and rhythm work for creation of drama. The activities also bring out a sense of group work and creating together.

About the conductor: Sahil Gangurde is a theatre actor and drama instructor. He is currently a part of Gillo Theatre Repertory as a performer. He facilitates creative drama workshops for children and has been a part of the Theatre Professionals Drama in school team for the year 2013-14. He has also been assisting in directing school plays and street plays.


Conducted by Prasad Dagare

Age group: 5 to 8 years
Language: English, Hindi
About the workshop: Hello, brave caretakers! This is a call to all the bright and young Dragon Riders. We have organised an initiation program for young Riders to learn how to play with, take care of and bond with the most graceful, magical and intelligent of all creatures. We will explore their physiology, their habits, their habitats and the rituals that are followed around the world.
Note to caretakers: Your young Rider will undergo a rigorous training through the use of theatrical activities and games in mime, body-work and rhythm!
About the conductor: Prasad is a physics graduate with a rich 6-year experience in designing educational content for the K-12 segment in India, UK and US as an Instructional Designer. Now, he works in schools trying to use Drama to enrich the learning experience of the children. He is associated with Gillo Theatre Repertory as an artist and a workshop conductor.


From performance to stories

Conducted by Manoj Karki

Age group: 10 to 12 years
Language: English, Hindi
About the workshop: It is in silence where lie most of the stories...
Just think how an image or a gesture can spark a thought or a word and how many simple images can be turned into a story. Or how about giving shapes to your body to tell a story. In this picture story workshop we shall explore how our body can express thoughts and emotions. Creating and analysing images, building gestures using masks, playing with words through mime and more. Finally we shall bring all this together and create a picture story.
About the conductor: Manoj K Karki has trained at Barry John’s Imago Acting School and worked with groups like Jana Natya Manch, Act One Art Group and Imago Theatre Group, all in New Delhi. Over the past 12 years he has worked as a drama teacher with schools in Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai, and also at Miranda House, Delhi. Manoj is currently an artist in Gillo Theatre Repertory and also a drama teacher at Udayachal High School, Mumbai.


A sound and rhythm workshop

Conducted by Hetal Varia

Age group: 8 to 11 years
Language: English, Hindi
About the workshop: Every day we hear a range of sounds and voices around us. Are these just noises or is there something more? Cling, clang, bang is a sound and rhythm workshop specially designed to sensitise children to sounds and voices around them, as well as music and rhythm as layers to these sounds. This will be a process-oriented workshop with a focus on exploration and discovery.
Activities will include devising soundscapes with objects from day-to-day life, body percussions, vocals and storytelling through sounds. Theatre games, music elevations, mime and movement shall be used to explore different facets of sounds and rhythm.
About the conductor: Hetal Varia is intensely passionate about music and has been working with Gillo since 2009 as a performer and music composer.  “My experience of performing for and working with children on music, sound, voice and rhythm has given me the opportunity to explore music and sounds in completely different and fascinating ways. It is thrilling to share these experiences with young minds because they take it to a different level of excitement and creativity. I believe it is close to ideal when teaching-learning happen through interactions and playful exchanges.”


Conducted by Shaili Sathyu

Age group: 5 to 7 years
Language: English, Hindi
About the workshop: Lights! Curtain! Shadow! Making shadows with our body and also with objects and puppets. Come create your own shapes and stories and unleash your imagination. The workshop will explore the science behind shadows and the visual drama they help us create.
The focus shall be on providing a new experience to the children, stimulating their curiosity and giving opportunities for self expression.

Conducted by Shaili Sathyu
Age group: 7 to 10 years
Language: English, Hindi
About the workshop: Come explore the world of poetry that brings alive the most mundane through nonsense. Peek into and become a part of some wonderful poetry in Hindi and English, written by some of India’s most loved writers. Did we say become a part of? Yes, of course. Come, join us and find out how!

About the conductor: Shaili Sathyu works in education and the arts, with a specific focus on children. She is the Artistic Director of Gillo Theatre Repertory, a company that she founded exclusively for Theatre for Young Audiences.  She has written and directed six plays for children, including Suar Chala Space Ko and Kyun-Kyun Ladki. She has conducted several workshops for children and teachers, with themes ranging from the literary and visual to the performing arts. These include workshops for Junoon, Prithvi Theatre, NCPA, Ranga Shankara Bangalore, British Council, etc.

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