Oct 07-08, 2017
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Ouroboros - The Art Hub "Blackbox Theatre"
203, Sheetalvarsha complex, oppo. PC jwellers, Shivranjani cross roads, Ahmedabad, India 380015
Registration fees: Rs. 1500/-
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Utopia Communications is a Mumbai based group created by the atrists, for theatre and of theatre. The primary purpose of the group is to do give quality theatre productions and apply the art form in various walks of life. His founder (principal trainer) Pritesh Sodha is an acclaimed theatre Actor, Director, Producer, Light designer in Gujarati and Marathi Theatre and has a lot of plays to his credit, like ‘Kanji no K’, ‘Pramey’, ‘Manchha’, ‘Tee..’, ‘Nanimaa’ and ‘Dear Father’ to name a few.
Utopia Communications has affiliations with renowned theatre personalities and theatre spaces with special attention mention of Kamlesh Mota, Bhavans, The NCPA and Prithvi Theatre.
Utopia Communications intends to initiate ‘i3 plan’ – a theatre workshop with the objective of using Forum theatre techniques for resolving everyday conflicts.
Forum Theatre is like Yoga for the mind!
Theatre has the power to cure the mind as Yoga has to cure the body. This activity based workshop has been designed to use forum and make it relevant in day to day life.
The following are the basic details of the course:
a session which is focused on getting the participants come up on their feet and imagine themselves and things around as anyone anything, anywhere! Idea is to release the inhibitons. introduction to bertolt brecht’s ‘gestus’ acting technique and also do famous theatre exercises by Augusto Boal like ‘joe egg’, ‘colombian hypnosis’, ‘pushing against each other’, ‘racing chairs’ etc.
introduction to the technique of story writing. participants as groups will be given a set of stories from and a list of props available at their disposal; they have to make their own play from it!
introduction to augusta boal’s ‘forum theatre’ or ‘theatre of the oppressed’ introducing to drama therapy which focuses on forms of internalized oppression played out by a protagonist in relation to an antagonist. participants are divided into groups on the basis of a common internal oppression and each group come up with their short scene for Forum Theatre to begin. All participants now are spect-actors. They are responsible & accountable to speak their ideas for the change they want to see.
A few words on Forum Theatre: Becoming a participant of Forum is a process of realization and reflection. It can be unsettling and painful when buried feelings are stirred, but there can be no better way to voice one’s struggle, whether in one’s personal life, in the classroom, at a workplace or on the warring borders of countries. The subject of the Forum can be ever-changing, but what remains constant is the empathetic human dialogue it generates – something the world could use more of; something worth spreading wherever life takes you.
Apr 21, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Theatre Workshop by Ouroboros 22nd April to 31st May | Thrice a week | 7:00 – 9:30 This is a one and a half month long workshop which will focus on all the different areas, that together reflect Theatre as a whole. Be it Acting, Writing, Direction or else. It will follow a constant theme of Theatre with master sessions as follows: ABHIJAT JOSHI National Award-winning screenwriter and academic Abhijat Joshi is best known for his association with Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani, with whom he has penned some of the biggest and critically acclaimed Bollywood blockbusters since the turn of the millenium: ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Sanju’ and ‘PK’ to name a few. MANOJ SHAH An artistic director having more than 30 years of experience in all different genres of entertainment like Cinema,Theatre, etc. He has created more the 115 plays till now. Some of his noted works are plays like ‘Master Phoolmani’, ‘Mareez’, ‘Hun Chandrakant Bakshi’, ‘Mohan no Masalo’, ‘Karl Marx in Kalbadevi’ to name a few. SAUMYA JOSHI Saumya Joshi is a well-known name for his plays, including ‘US of Pada ni Pol’, ‘102 Not Out’, ‘Welcome Zindagi’ and ‘Aaj Jaane ki Zid na Karo’ are some of his notable works in Gujarati theatre. His other credited works include ‘102 Not Out’, a Hindi film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. PRATIK GANDHI Who does not know him ! The face and the body of the indistry. Pratik has featured in several films such as ‘Love ni Bhavai’, ‘Wrong Side Raju’, ‘Ventilator’ and a bollywood film ‘Mitron’ where he co-starred with Jacky Bhagnani. His skills in Theatre as well cannot go unnoticed: ‘Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon’, ‘Mohan no Masalo’, ‘Hun Chandrakant Bakshi’ are a few of them. This workshop will be conducted, thrice a week from 7 PM to 9.30 PM, with constant mentorship by CHIRAG MODI Apart from being a skilled theatre director, he is also the founder of Ouroboros. His vision has served many theatre aspirants and as a result, he became a pioneer in the field by making “Gujarat’s First BlackBox Theatre: Ouroboros Art Hub” Some of his notable and award-winning plays include ‘Babes in the Wood’, ‘Dabo ane Jamano’, ‘Darr no Wagh’ and ‘The Good Doctor’. Source: Facebook
Apr 21, 2019
Learn how to design and carve single color linoleum block prints. Workshop Details : – Within this 3-hour workshop you will learn how to carve a linoleum block to create an image to stamp onto paper/ fabric. You can use your carved block for any occasion; making your own card or postcard, use as a stamp for stationary or even frame your print and hang it in your home. – You can bring your own simple line drawings (or photos) or choose from one of ours to trace. – No experience necessary, just the willingness to experiment and have fun! – Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Note : Registration will be closed by morning 8pm of 20th April. Source : Facebook.
Apr 21, 2019
Difficult subjects can turn into masterpieces only at PaperPride Canvas Painting Workshop for beginner and non artist. No prior experience is required! Age group- 14 years and above We take care of all the required art materials, mentorship a (Refreshments are complimentary) We have limited Seats so hurry up! Source : Facebook.
Apr 22-30, 2019
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