Apr 02, 2017
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The Project Cafe
Yellow house no 7, Near Polytechnic college, Ahmedabad, India 380015
For registration and other detail go to Facebook page
A fun and interactive workshop that explores the nuances of performance poetry, in collaboration with The Project Cafe.
The workshop will focus on the difference between writing for the page and writing for the stage. It will teach you ways to approach a poem, whether through visual techniques or writing exercises. The workshop will cover group exercises, and individual exercises that are tailored to meet your specific needs. We will also drown our senses in spoken word performances and exchange views and opinions on what works and what doesn’t.
Bring a pen, paper and a poem you want to work on, rest will be provided.
Cost: 1000 Rs
About the facilitator:
Rochelle is a page/performance poet who writes about her travels, cultural influences and personal experiences. Her spoken word journey began in Melbourne at an open mic at the Brunswick Hotel in 2011. Since then, she has won an Encouragement Award at the coveted Doris Leadbetter Poetry Cup, represented Melbourne spoken word on Indifeed, been featured in Peril Magazine as a contemporary Asian-Australian poet, published two chapbooks, been featured in numerous poetry anthologies, collaborated with Hip Hop artist Hau and has her poetry featured on his 2015 album titled – The No End Theory, won slams and organised poetry events as part of the Melbourne Fringe festival. She has published an anthology titled ‘A Converseation in Four Parts’ in collaboration with 3 other poets from Mumbai. She was featured at the infamous Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Feb 2016 and been a judge at various college fests like Mood Indigo 2014, Malhar 2015 and Zenith 2015. She was part of Words Express – Spoken Word Jatra, a poetry tour in Nepal, (Sept 2016) featuring international poets from Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and the one and only Sarah Kay. She recently featured at the Poets Translating Poets Festival organised by the Goethe Institute in Mumbai in Nov 2016. She put out a poetry and music EP titled Best Apology Face with Melbourne composer Meena Shamaly in March 2017.
Aug 25, 2017
MAKE AND TAKE HOME YOUR OWN GOND PAINTING Gond Art workshop sessions in Ahmedabad! Learn about the form and style of a tribal tradition of painting from Master Artisan Kaushal Tekkam from Pattangarh Madhya Pradesh. The three hour session shall introduce the techniques and motifs that frequent this art form. Journeying through time we shall explore expression and movement in this tribal form of painting. EXPLORE MOVEMENT THROUGH GOND TECHNIQUES 26th August, Saturday, 4 pm to 7 pm Conflictorium, Mirzapur, Bhadra 27th August, Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Usmanpura 28th August. Monday, 4 pm to 7 pm, (only for students of the institution) The Riverside School, Cantonment Ahmedabad For queries CONTACT: 9560901211, email@example.com, 9370379727 About the Artist Kaushal Prasad Tekam is a master artist of Gond painting from Patnagar, Madhya Pradesh. At a very young age he started exhibiting at different festivals and dastakaris organised by the government. He brings in a new thought to the age old tradition of Gond painting and has been called to exhibit in galleries across the major cities- Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and the likes. He is among the few of this generation who carries forth the fading roots of this textured painting tradition from the villages of Madhya Pradesh. About the Art form Gond is a form of Indian folk and tribal art named after the largest tribe of central India with the same name. The word Gond is a derivation of the konda word meaning green hill which consists of parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chattishgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Orissa. The inspiration behind Gond art is almost always nature and social customs represented through a repetitive patterning of dots and dashes. Each artist uses this patterning to create his or her own signature style while choosing colour schemes and subjects that are indicative of the communities they represent. The signature styles are the essence of this tribal art form and are intrinsically used to fill the surface of their decorative patterns and motifs. Gondi art traditionally adorns walls, ceilings, and sometimes even the floors of houses. They honour the festivals and customs of these tribes but is not limited to these themes. Quotidian subjects such as animals, nature and humans engaging in daily activity are also common themes. The subtlety of Gondi art is in how flat perspectives are brought to life by positioning warm earth tones next to vivid hues of other colours. The first Gond artist to gain international acclaim was Jangarh Singh Shyam.
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