“Inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski, this workshop is also rooted in eastern/Indian forms of movement, meditation techniques and on the Navarasaas.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS:
ARKA MUKHOPADHYAY – He is an investigator of paratheatrical modes of existence and theatre as healing. He was the founding artistic director of Logos Theatre (Bangalore) and has been involved with numerous stage productions in various capacities, including acting, light and sound design and direction.
MAJA DROBAC – Hailing from Zagreb, Croatia, she studied at the School for Contemporary dance of Ana Maletia (Laban), Zagreb, and the School for Classical Ballet, Zagreb, and graduated with a BA in Dance from the Amsterdamse Hoogelschool voor de Kunsten, AHK, Amsterdam.
I felt little odd and amused doing strange body movements
And producing unusual sounds together with 20 plus people.
And the question that came to my mind was:
What is theater? And what is the future of these exercises?
SAQLAIN NIZAMI – He comes from a seven hundred and fifty year old family of Qawwals, who have been singing at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah from the time of Amir Khusrao. He has performed all over India and also in Europe and the Middle East.”
The changing rhythm and the notes of ancient Sufi music
Are connected and held together by the ecstatic singers.
And this creates a magic flow of energy
Through them and out, to the enchanted dancers.
And all are lost yet joined together
In the ever-present field of pure Joy and Love.