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.
Feb 24, 2019
Through this one day experiment with charcoal and soft pastels we will explore the versatility of charcoal and the brilliance & vibrancy of soft pastels. Combination of these mediums creates a magic on the surface they are applied. Please carry a few rags if possible along with a curious and creative bent of mind. For booking, Call us on +91 8306363530 / 9428110033 Source : Facebook.
Feb 25, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
A 7-day Theatre Workshop to be conducted by Saumya Joshi at Ouroboros Art Hub. SAUMYA JOSHI He is a poet, writer, playwright, director and actor from Gujarat, India. He is known in Gujarati theatre for his plays like Aaj Jaane ki Zid na Karo, Welcome Zindagi, 102 Not Out and many more stretching out to a rich experience of Art and Craft. 102 Not Out also later got made into a film, starring Amitabh Bachhan. Greenroom ma Andharu (2008; Darkness in the Greenroom) is a collection of his poems. He has been awarded by Chandravadan Chimanlal Mehta Award for his contribution to Gujarati theatre in 2013. He is also recipients of the Yuva Gaurav Puraskar (2007) and Takhtasinh Parmar Prize (2008-09). Source : Facebook.
Feb 27-28, 2019
Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface in very thick layers, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. This workshop is organized by pH Designs in collaboration with Versatile Maniacs. Workshop Details : – Introduction to different palette knifes. Introduction to concept of light and shadow. – Stroke techniques. – Color mixing and merging with knifes. – Application with knife. – Basic painting with brush. – Sealing the artwork. – Students will be provided practice sheets of basic shapes to practice the strokes, develop the technique and get the grip of knife before they finally do it on canvas. – After practice on day 1 students get the digital image of artwork which they have to get color printed for the next day and do the final artwork of floral impasto knife painting on canvass size of 12*16. – What students need to bring: A carbon paper, basic stationery, newspapers and apron. Source: Facebook
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