Annual Inter School Drama Festival With Central School of Speech and Drama, UK
INSPIRED BY TAGORE
The British Council celebrates 150 years of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary with a range of collaborations, performances and publications throughout 2011-12.
The Annual Inter School Drama Festival 2011, in association with Central School of Speech and Drama, UK, travels across the country involving a wide range of schools. The festival will showcase the Theatre in Classrooms Project which involves scriptwriting, acting, costume designing, technical knowledge and pedagogy. The theme for this year is ‘Inspired by Tagore’.
It has opened huge possibilities for students who wish to take up theatre for higher studies in the UK. Currently, the festival is run in collaboration with Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD), UK, making it a "must-participate" event for all schools.
This year, 60 schools will compete for the top six positions battling it out at the semi finals being held in Kolkata from 31 August 2011 to 13 September 2011. The auditions are being held at Kalakunj, Kalamandir on the following days:
Wednesday 31 August 2011 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday 6 September 2011 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Wednesday 7 September 2011 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Thursday 8 September 2011 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday 13 September 2011 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
The finals will be held in December 2011.
In 2009-10 Coal India, Selvel, The Park and Sixth Sense were partners. The winners last year won were awarded places on Central School of Speech & Drama's Youth Theatre for Actors programme. week-long theatre courses in CSSD London. School teachers also won a certficate course training in theatre by CSSD at their respective schools.
Bruce Wooding, Central’s Head of Professional and Community Development said, 'This festival offers a unique opportunity for Central to share ideas and knowledge with local educators. Theatre and drama can be used to enhance the learning experience of every student. Students will be exposed to "collaborative competition”, enabling them to realise their potential in areas such as strategic thinking,
For more details on School Drama and its partners, contact Samarjit Guha, Head Programmes East India British Council