Yatho drishti tatho manaha
Yatho manaha, tatho bhava
Yatho bhava, tatho rasa
Through an engagement with four traditional forms of Indian theatre, participants will explore the necessary connection between mind, body and being – referred to in the sloka at the top of this page – and through this exploration find their own performative truth.
by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
The idea behind the India Theatre Programme is to introduce and take participants on an exploration of traditional Indian theatre practices. It is a unique month-long training and creation programme that is residential so as to give participants equal time to train, to absorb the learnings, and to put the training into practice by making their own contemporary theatre pieces. The first three weeks of the programme will be dedicated to learning the various forms, and the final week to creating contemporary pieces based on these learnings.
The India Theatre Programme will engage with two forms of theatre – one classical and one folk – a martial art dance and basic drumming. All these forms will work around principles distilled from Indian dramaturgical texts such as the Natyashastra. In order to understand dramatically different ways of telling the same story, the forms will be approached using texts/stories and songs based on the same episodes of the Mahabharata.Find out more about the Forms
The India Theatre Programme is aimed at drama school students, performers, performance-makers; with a minimum of 2-3 years of training or experience in theatre and/or performance.
1. Please complete the ITP – Application Form
2. Prepare a short solo piece with the following criteria in mind and share it with us:
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3. Send the completed form and video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for this course is Rs 250,000, or approximately USD 3800/€ 3500. This includes:
Applicants who receive a letter of admission will be required to confirm their seats by paying an advance of Rs. 50,000 (USD 750/€ 690) by 01 May 2016. Participants are required to fulfil the remainder of their fee commitments before 15 June 2016**.
The ITP team will be happy to advise and guide those seeking funding. Our project coordinator is available to assist candidates in making independent scholarship applications to various agencies.
Do note however, that though we will make our best efforts to offer assistance, the initiative to apply for funding and the success of those efforts does depends entirely on the candidate.
And to show that we are good for our word, here’s a first step to help you research funding options.
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