Actor and storyteller based in New Delhi. He is a founding member and Company Manager for the Tadpole...
At Junoon, we believe that young people must regularly have access to artists and their arts practices, to seep in the spirit of the arts. Such exposure can be transformative and life-changing.
We have curated a week-long, immersive experience, the Arts at Play Week that combines exposure, learning and practice to open out the horizons of the mind for young people, while simultaneously building value for rigour, reflection, effort and determination. The students experience the power of teamwork and collaboration, and the joys of free creative expression. They learn how to transform working with what you have into magic and delight and that it is in their power to create an interesting life for themselves.
It is to this end that we are delighted to offer this magical experience to the primary and middle school students of Delhi Public School, Ludhiana.
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7th October 2017
Teachers Orientation with Programme Conductor, Bikram Ghosh
9th October 2017
Trip to the Theatre with 'Quixotic Wonderland' by Ranga Theatre Group
10th October 2017
Stagecraft Encounter with Ranga Theatre Group
11th October 2017
Arts Encounter with contemporary dancer Preethi Athreya
12th October 2017
Meet the Artist with author Paro Anand
13th October 2017
Creative Showcase with students
@ Delhi Public School, Coimbatore - 1st to 7th July, 2017
@ Centre Point School, Nagpur - 14th to 19th August, 2017
@ Delhi Public School, Ludhiana - 7th to 13th October, 2017
@ Delhi Public School, Rajnagar - 23rd to 28th October, 2017
@ Delhi Public School, Pune - 4th to 10th November, 2017
@ Delhi Public School, Patna - 2nd to 8th December, 2017
@ Delhi Public School, Agra - 4th to 9th December, 2017
@ Springdales School, New Delhi - 17th to 23rd March, 2018
Actor and storyteller based in New Delhi. He is a founding member and Company Manager for the Tadpole Repertory, one of Delhi's most prominent theatre groups. He is also a coordinator for the Looking Glass Project, a workshop initiative for children and adults focused on spreading the practice of theatre as a means of recreation and healthy living. He also manages, writes and directs for NDLS, Tadpole's ongoing sketch-comedy revue about life in Delhi and the NCR. His last few productions as an actor include Tadpole's Mouse, Good Hands (a monologue)/ The Winter's Tale, Still And Still Moving, Gruesome Playground Injuries, A Brief History of the Pantomimes and in collaboration with Head Start House of Montessori (Bangalore), Bends & Flows, a play for toddlers. In his life outside the theatre, he occasionally writes short stories for children.
Ranga Theatre is an experimental theatre group based in Mumbai. Established in 2007, it breathes life into classics by creating mind-blowing effects on stage with various unusual elements like martial art forms (Thang Ta and Chhau), fusion music, visual effects, 3-D and projection, languages, different forms of illusion and more. Ranga Theatre has successfully contemporized several famous classics for adults into magnificent stage productions.
A Chennai-based contemporary dancer, Preethi Athreya trained in Bharatanatyam and later went on to do a postgraduate degree in Dance Studies (Laban Centre, London, 2001). Working within the Indian contemporary dance scene as a performer, choreographer and facilitator, Preethi's approach is marked by a constant dialogue with form and possibilities of reframing content. Preethi is also one of the co-founders of Basement 21, a practice-based performance collective in Chennai.
Paro Anand is one of India's top writers. Best known for her writings for young adults, she has always pushed boundaries and challenged preconceived notions of the limits of writings for young people. She has been described as a fearless writer with a big heart. She works extensively for young people in difficult circumstances, especially with orphans of separatist violence in Kashmir. Using literature as a creative outlet, she provided a platform for the traumatized young to express their grief in ways that they had been unable to before. This release gave them the ability to move beyond and look into their future, instead of staying frozen in their very violent past. One of the over-riding feelings she came away with was the need to tell these stories to a wider audience and thus bring the alienated back into the mainstream consciousness.