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Naatak Vaatak

January 2, 2017

Naatak Vaatak
Presented by Atta Galatta & Sarsayee Foundation for Theatre & Education

Sarsayee Foundation For Theatre And Education, the not- for- profit wing of Aantarya Film and Theatre House spearheaded by Padmavati Rao, now offers a four-weekend workshop at Attagalatta from the 7th to the 29th of January, 2017. The theatre and allied skill building workshops are the take off point for Project Gaia which will serve as a platform for interaction through learning between the privileged and under privileged and eventually between rural and urban cross sections of society. The endeavour hopes to offer possibilities of pursuing alternate and unconventional means of livelihood with an ecological orientation. This workshop called Naatak-Vaatak is the first in a series of such offerings.

The participants of mixed age groups will also get the opportunity to explore the other areas of learning such as photography, pottery and paper sculpture along with theatre, which will be the main focus of this workshop. At Sarsayee, we believe that in natural settings, existence includes those of all ages unlike what we seem to subscribe to in a school setting for example which leaves both the young and not so young ill-equipped to understand and accept each other’s realities along or accept and include the other. Hence, the workshop will be open to people above the age of 12. The maximum number of participants will be 25 of which at least 10% will be from underprivileged backgrounds.

The Basic Theatre Workshop by Ajey Preetham , winner of the State Award for direction in 2014 and 2015, assures participants of fun based learning, breaking habit –bound thinking, understanding the language of expressions, working with rhythms and patterns, exploring transformations through improvisations, endeavouring to create a theatre based presentation through ensemble work.

Allied Learning Workshops will be conducted in photography by film maker Nikhil Virdi who specialises in wildlife photography and by photography enthusiast and winner of the All India Youth Photographic Award, Charith Vijayapuram,who will expose participants to the joys and intricacies of photography. Nikhil Virdi is known for his wildlife film ‘Kaalia’.

Journeying through the theatre workshop lends a special edge to those who wish to focus on photography or any of the other allied arts and crafts as it gives the learner, a hands-on experience of and insight into the particular requirements of filming theatre in the making as well as pottery and paper jewellery making processes and people. The participants dabble with the medium of clay and paper to understand the struggles and ways of finding ease and joy with the material at hand. It will offer an introduction to further explore possibilities of specialising in those areas of creativity too.

The Pottery Workshop will be conducted by artists from Clay Station and the paper sculpture workshop will be conducted by Kalpana Kotwal. These are an integral part of the workshop and the creations from these will be used to enhance the flavour of the theatre workshop itself and vice versa.

If you want to part of the solution that makes a difference to life come join us on this journey that promises to take us into unvisited and unfamiliar terrain through the less travelled paths of art, crafts and culture.

Facilitators- Ajey Preetham, Nikhil Virdi, Charith Vijayapuram,
Artist from Clay Station, Kalpana Kotwal

Fees Rupees 4000/-
Age Group- 12 and above…. adults are welcome
For enquiries contact Team Sarsayee on e-mail

7th & 8th January 2017 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Atta Galatta,
#134, KHB Colony,
5th Block,
Bangalore 560 095

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