Theatre Training - Workshops

Kalaripayattu Workshop:
For the 3rd straight year, we are organising Kalaripayattu Workshop. Kalari is a martial arts form and is said to be mother of all martial arts.
Venue: P.L.Deshpande; Dates: 18th October - 28th October
Time: 7:15am - 8:45am, 5:15pm - 6:45pm and 7:15pm - 8:45pm
For more details contact 9867454062

Chhau Workshop:
Ranga Theatre Announces Theatre workshop Based on “Chhau” by Bijon Mondal

About “Chhau” - It originated as a martial art and contains vigourous movements and leaps. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many of the princely rulers of the Orissa region took a keen interest in the development of this art. They maintained troupes that performed on special occasions and festivals.
In recent times, Mayurbhanj Chhau has become popular as a medium of choreography, with its wide range of postures and movements that adapt well to modern as well as traditional treatment. Also it is very useful for theatre practice to make an actor flexible.

15 Days Workshop starting from 15th Oct to 29th Oct 2010
Timing: - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: - Maratha Sanskritik Mandal, Azad Maidan, Goregaon (w)

For further details and registration call - Rajiv Pandey +919892842780 or email

Last Date of Registration 13th Oct 2010.

Out of the Box:
A Children's Theatre Workshop
Sea View Room (NCPA Tata Theatre Building)
Saturday, 16th October – 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Through a series of mind-bending exercises, children will be encouraged to start thinking 'out of the box', drawing upon elements from our cultural heritage such as the Navrasas and yoga, and combining these with contemporary performing and visual art techniques.

Children between 6-12 years of age are eligible for participation.

For registration please contact: Shivani Tibrewala on 93202 91157 or or visit: for further details. You can also pick up a brochure at the NCPA box office.

Play For Peace:

Interplay is a form of 'play' based therapy which integrates dance, movement, sound, voice, drama and theatre. Through various activities and exercises it seeks to deepen the mind -body-soul-spirit connect.

Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; Date: October 3rd 2010
Workshop fee: Rs 300 inclusive of lunch
Venue: JVS Bandra

They also facilitate weekly sessions, open to everyone(no fee) every Tuesday at the Jan Vikas Sadan(Retreat House) Bandra from 6:30 pm - 8 pm.

For more details, Call: 26422095

Theatre and Arts Appreciation Course at Ranga Shankara:

The Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival is also the time for Ranga Shankara's fantastic "Theatre and Arts Appreciation Course", which is eagerly awaited by the audience and student communities of Bangalore.

The Course, launched at the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival 2007, provides a unique opportunity to learn the essence of art appreciation by developing new ways of "seeing and listening".

Renowned culture critic Sadanand Menon will spearhead the Theatre and Arts Appreciation Course 2010. A well-known writer on critical issues of politics and culture, Sadanand Menon is also a photographer and stage light designer. He has also been the Arts Editor for The Economic Times.

The Course will examine and discuss theatre, cinema, dance, photography and music over six days (spread over two weekends) through discussions, film screenings, plays, as well as interaction with directors and actors along with live demonstrations by well-known artists. The Course will thus look at, and analyse the formal structures of various works of art as well as consider them in the context of the historical period and cultural framework in which they were produced. Previous years have seen participation by Girish Karnad, Satyadev Dubey, U R Anantamurthy, Ratan Thiyam, Aruna Sayeeram, T M Krishna, Suresh Jayaram, Navroze Contractor and so many others.

The dates of the course are 22 Oct- 24 Oct and 30 Oct- 01 Nov '10 ( Eight to ten hours on all days).

The course is open to participants in the age group of 16 to 60 years. The course fee is Rs. 5000(for six days) and the fee includes lectures, film screenings and tickets to plays. Full time Students pay a discounted fee of only Rs. 1000.

Registrations are currently open at Ranga Shankara (from 10.30 am to 6.00 pm). You can also write to us at for more information.