Advanced Workshop Programme : Commedia dell'Arte with Marco Ziello

About the Instructor

Marco Ziello

University of Bologna l Teatro Azione, School of Drama

Marco is a theatre actor, director and teacher. He graduated in Performing Arts with Commedia dell’Arte as his specialization from the University of Bologna. He further trained in Commedia dell’Arte at Teatro Azione, School of Drama. Since 2011, Marco has been collaborating with the Porvoo Theatre in Finland as a teacher, director and an actor. He has also been a part of several other international collaborations in Italy, Finland, Spain and Australia.

About Commedia dell’Arte
Commedia dell’Arte is a form of humorous theatre where the manner of performance is more important than the subject of the play. It involves use of masks common fictional characters like servants, old men and lovers that are a part of every performance. It also lays impetus on improvised performances based on different scenarios.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of Commedia dell’arte like character building, dialogues, sketching costumes, music and tricks
  • Mask work, techniques and gestures to induce humour to performance
  • Developing an understanding of the common fictional characters through body work
  • Improvisation in spoken text and performance
  • Developing comic timing and understanding the comic body

Dates: 22nd and 23rd February 2018 | Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Venue: Bhalerao Auditorium, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Kelewadi, Girgaon, Charni Road East, Mumbai

Fees: 5000/-

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Performance@theDSM : Museum of Species in Danger

Knowing today’s reality, it will not be wrong to say that safety and freedom of women is in danger. This play is a compilation of monologues of women characters from mythology, modern India from literary works as well. Most of the monologues are written and improvised by the actors themselves. The play attempts to sketch lives of women in India in great detail as to how moving in open spaces is vulnerable to their physical, mental and emotional health. The play has been inspired by infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

About the group:

Being Association was established in 2017 by a group of National School of Drama graduates. Set up to work towards purposeful theatre that stimulates the audience, the group has seen recent success with productions like  — Is Kambhaqt Sathay Ka Kya KareYuddhoparant and an adaptation of Dharamvir Bharati’s Andha Yug. Their aim is to engage the society with deep rooted conflicted issues ranging from gender to class through the medium of meaningful drama.

Directed by Rasika Agashe

Visuals : Tarun Sharma & Sumedh

Music: Faiz Khan

Script : Sumedh

Associate Director : Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub

Details:

Date: 17th February 2018

Time: 7 pm

Duration: 90 minutes

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Conversation@theDSM : Mahesh Dattani with Shanta Gokhale

Mahesh Dattani is a Sahitya Akademi Award winning director working in the Indian theatre industry for over thirty years. Besides directing, Mahesh has also been an actor and playwright. He has a degree in History, Political Science and Economics with post graduation in Marketing and Advertising Marketing. Mahesh has written and directed numerous plays and has also dabbled into making films. His film, Dance Like a Man has won the award for the Best Picture in English awarded by the National Panorama in 1998.

Mahesh will be interviewed by renowned writer and theatre-critic Shanta Gokhale.

At the DSM, Mahesh will talk about his journey, his theatre company, the industry around theatre and using theatre and drama for education in recent times.

Conversations@theDSM are a part of the DSM’s Rekha Sabnis Memorial Series.

Date and time: 10th February 2018, 5 PM

Venue: 5th Floor, Purandare Hall, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Girgaon, Charni Road (East)  Mumbai – 400 004

Entry: Free


Performance@theDSM : Kaif - An Evening of Music, Poetry and Stories

Kaif means intoxicated. In this performance, the group will sing songs and tell stories of legends from India who were infamous for being intoxicated in love or music, or both.

Featured songs:

Shiv Ki Baraat / UP folk song

Shiv ji comes with a procession of ghosts, sitting on the Nandi bull with snakes hanging from his neck to receive Parvati, his bride.

The song talks about Parvati’s family’s reaction to this eccentric bridegroom.

Sohni / Punjabi folk song

Sohni crosses the dangerous Chenaab river every night with the help of an earthern pot to unite with her lover, Mahiwal.

The song talks about a stormy night when Sohni finds a turbulent river and an unbaked pot, both trying to convince her not to cross today. However, Sohni’s resolve is unshaken and so is her love.

Meera / Rajasthani folk song

This song talks about Meerabai, the celebrated female poet-saint of India. Originally born as a princess and married into the kingdom of Chittor, the song talks about Meera’s love and devotion towards the divine and her resolve to break free from the material wealth of the kingdom and join her true love, the divine Lord Krishna.

Artists:

Guitar, vocals, narration – Pranita Nair Pandurangi

Mandolin – Yashashree Uchil

Pianica/Keyboard – Rahul Gajjal

Dholak – Mrunmay Chavan

Details:

Date: 3rd February 2018

Time: 7pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Venue: 5th Floor, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Kelewadi, Girgaon, Charni Road (East)

Tickets: Rs. 200

Mail: info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

Call: +91 9619336336

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Performance@theDSM: Mumbai: The City United

‘Mumbai: The City United’ is a play that highlights the glocal spirit of the city – local as well as global. It throws light on the multicultural and multilingual features of the city and all its difficulties. Concept, visualisation, performance and direction by Akshay Shimpi and Dhanashree Khandkar.

Date: 27th January 2018

Time: 7pm

Venue: 5th Floor, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Kelewadi, Girgaon, Charni Road (East)

Tickets: Rs. 150

Mail: info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

Call: +91 9619336336

You can also book your tickets on BookMyShow!