The India Theatre Programme | July 2016 Call for Applications

08 February, 2016 by Jean Graham-Jones | 0 comments

The India Theatre Programme | July 2016 Call for Applications

An immersive workshop residency designed for performers and theatre makers seeking to discover new perspectives in their craft. 2nd July to 31st July 2016 at the Adishakti campus in Pondicherry.


The India Theatre Programme


2nd July - 31st July 2016


Pondicherry, India.




The Drama School, Mumbai invites applications from theatre makers, actors, dancers and performance artists for this intensive 4 week training and creation workshop in Pondicherry, India.




This immersive residency is for 24 individual practitioners from across the world, seeking to inform and enhance their own personal practice through understanding universal principles of performance as found in three Indian traditional performing art forms. The training will be conducted by nationally recognized masters of these forms, and guided throughout by the award winning ex-director of The National School of Drama, Indias foremost training institution for the dramatic arts.




Indian dramatic practice dates back to the 1st century BCE, if not earlier, and its fundamental principles have informed performance practices from across the world (such as Grotowski, Stanislavsky, Zarrilli and Schechner to name a just a few).  




The first three weeks of the programme will be dedicated to training in the various forms and understanding the principles that can be taken into contemporary practice, the final week will be a guided creation exercises designed to assimilate and apply these learnings.




Deadline for Application:    15th March, 2016


Selection and Skype Interviews:         March-April 2016


Final Selections Announced: 15 April, 2016


Residency:                2nd July, 2016 - 31st July, 2016




To express interest in attending the programme, and know more about application timelines and criterion, fees and funding options, go to[] write to Ragini Khushwaha, or call +91 9619 336 336.






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