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Physical Theatre Masterclass with John Britton

Sat, 22 Feb 9:30AM - Sun, 23 Feb 4:30PM
Rs 4000
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22nd, 23rd FEB
Sat & Sun
9.30am - 4.30pm
Rs. 4000
Early Bird: 3,600 (Last date to avail early bird discount: 7th Feb)
18 and above

The masterclass with John Britton is an introduction, or refresher, to the principles of physical theatre. It will also allow you to dip your toes into Self-with-Others, the practice at the heart of Johns work over the past twenty years.

The masterclass offers a chance to understand

Improvisations techniques and tools

Cultivate presence and discipline in the body

Psychophysical understanding of movement

Communicating intentions through the body

Johns approach to training individuals within the ensemble (Self-with-Others) is the foundation on which DUENDEs work is built. This is a psychophysical approach that encourages bringing the mind and body into every action. It is based on a set of clear, interconnected principles, the most important being the need for performers to find deep pleasure in their work. If you are not enjoying your work, you are not doing it properly.

All performance is physical - the audience sees exactly what you do! Johns approach to performance, Self-with-Others is a psychophysical approach which encourages the bringing together of mind and body into every action, the unifying of thought and action. It is based on a set of clear principles - the most important of which is the need for performers to find deep pleasure in their work. If you are not enjoying your work, you are not doing it properly.

|| About John Britton

John Britton is the founder and Artistic Director of DUENDE. He is also the Director of The DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre. For over twenty years he has been developing a unique approach to training performers across disciplines - he calls it Self-with-Others. It is primarily offered to professional performers - through the work of The DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre and at institutions such as The Swedish Ballet Academy.


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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .

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