British Council in partnership with Imbroglio Productions presents
'The Performer's Initiative'
A workshop for children by Tas Emiabata, a Globe Education Learning Consultant
This workshop is aimed at providing a non-academic and fun way of experiencing Shakespeare. The session will have an introductory theatre component and lead to discussions on a particular Shakespearean text, characters, Elizabethan era, murder/mystery in Shakespeare, contemporary relevance etc. The texts used would be Julius Caesar, Merchant of Venice, or Macbeth (summaries will be provided to familiarize the students with the texts/the students do not necessarily need to know them in advance.)
The workshop is aimed at providing a platform that helps students achieve higher levels of artistic quality through focus on personality development and communication skills. The entire program is highly interactive filled with active games and performance related activities. The focus is to experience the transformative power of theatre merged with honing academic and conceptual skills of the students.
In the last half an hour of the workshop, the trainer would meet with parents for an informal question/answer meet and greet session where they can address issues related to careers in performing arts, how to pursue Shakespeare/theatre etc. Through this workshop we hope that students will take back a renewed understanding of theatre and see its practical usage/benefits in daily life. Students then have an option to enroll in an international residential trip to the Globe if they wish to. This trip is a week long program at the Globe for an in depth understanding/experience of theatre and the performing arts and is the first of its kind in India.
All participants will receive a certificate validated by Imbroglio Productions in partnership with Globe Education, Shakespeare's Globe (London) and British Council Bangalore.
Age Group - 12 - 15 years of age
Number of Participants - 25
Fees: INR 2500/- for library members and INR 3000/- for others (Inclusive of Lunch)
Time and date: Sunday, 20th March 2016. From 10:30 to 4:30 pm
Venue: British Council, 23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore 560001
To Register: please speak to Vani Shivakumar at +91 9742 100 181 or email at email@example.com
About the trainer: Tas’ theatre credits include I Do (Dante or Die/Almeida Festival); The Two Noble Kinsmen; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet (2004); Anthony and Cleopatra; In Extremis; Romeo and Juliet (2007 Globe Tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Ed.Tour); Othello (Ed.Tour) all for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Other theatre work includes: Paul (National Theatre); Natural Breaks and Rhythms (Northampton); Oedipus (Actors of Dionysus); Woyzech (Theatre Melange); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Calypso Productions); Macbeth (Ludlow Festival); The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (RSC). Film includes: Hippie Hippie Shake, dir. Beeban Kidron & Simon McBurney; Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown; Hidden City. Television includes: Murder Investigation Team (Thames TV), Neighbours (Grundy Television)
Tas is a Globe Education Learning Consultant and regularly facilitates workshops with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre both nationally and internationally. He also works with Southwark Theatres Education Partnership, Talawa, The National Youth Theatre, English National Opera and Emergency Exit Arts. In 2008 Tas directed Romeo and Juliet for The Freedom Theatre in Jenin (OPT). Tas also works extensively with TENDER: Until the Violence Stops – a charity that explores and promotes healthy relationships with young people.
Tas has also developed and manages Purple Room Studios, an independent production / post-production studio. As well as commissions for the charities Shelter and Tender, last year Tas was one of the commissioned artists producing Seeking Sanctuary; an installation commemorating 150 years of the British Red Cross. In collaboration with Kathryn O’Reilly they form part of the group DameK, recording and performing original material.
Please Note:- Registration is confirmed on first come first serve basis. Workshop fee is payable prior to the commencement of workshop. All payments should be made either by cash / Debit or Credit card/DD / A/c Payee cheque, payable to British Council Division. Also, workshop fee once paid is nonrefundable.
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