Anurupa Roy is a puppeteer, puppet designer and director of the puppet theater. Puppeteer...
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, Rajnagar.
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23rd October 2017
Teachers Orientation with Programme Conductor, Anurupa Roy
24th October 2017
Trip to the Theatre with 'Sur v/s Asur' by Rangshila Theatre Group
25th October 2017
Stagecraft Encounter with Rangshila Theatre Group
26th October 2017
Arts Encounter with Kathak performers from Ranan
27th October 2017
Meet the Artist with graphic artist and designer Orijit Sen
28th 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
Anurupa Roy is a puppeteer, puppet designer and director of the puppet theater. Puppeteer Anurupa Roy views puppetry as not "manipulating dolls with strings" but an amalgam of plastic and performing arts where sculptures, masks, figures, materials, found objects and narratives come together with music, movement, physicality and theater to create the theater where humans and puppets are co actors. She started at her group Katkatha in 1998 which was registered as the Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust 2006. She has directed over 15 shows for children and adults ranging from the Ramayana and Mahabharata to Shakespearean comedy to the Humayun-nama. The puppets used by the group range from 3 inches to forty feet. The shows have toured across Europe, Japan and South Asia. A major aspect of her work is using puppets for psycho-social interventions in conflict areas like Kashmir, Sri Lanka and Manipur to Juvenile Remand homes. She has worked with youth and women across the country using puppets to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and gender issues. She is a recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar ine Puppetry(2006). She has been a visiting faculty at the University of California Los Angeles an Artists in Residence at Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.
Rangshila Theatre Group
Back in 2008, a group of young enthusiastic theatre lovers got together in Mumbai to form the Rangshila Theatre Group. Led by Avneesh Mishra, they have many productions to their name now. These include their plays Refund, Teesveen Shatabdi, The Great Raja Master Drama Company, Unhen Kuch Kehna Hai, Bahut Bada Sawaal, Blueticks and Sur v/s Asur.
Ranan Performance Collective
Ranan Performance Collective is a group of actors, Kathak dancers, designers, facilitators and production people who are committed to sharing the magic of the arts with diverse audiences. Ranan creates performances using traditional Kathak and choreography. They also create dance theatre productions, conduct workshops, have interactive sessions and collaborate with film and live dance. Most importantly, all of Ranan's members share their deep love for dance and performance with people across the world.
Orijit Sen, graphic artist, cartoonist and designer based in New Delhi, is one of the founders of People Tree - a collaborative studio and store for artists, designers and craftspeople. Along with his wife and fellow designer Gurpreet Sidhu, he leads People Tree's in-house design studios in New Delhi and Goa. Between 2009 and 2011, Orijit conceptualized-and led a team that executed-one of the world's largest hand-painted murals, installed at the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. Orijit is Mario Miranda Chair visiting professor at Goa University, where he has initiated an experimental arts research project entitled "Mapping Mapusa Market Project" involving students, educationists and artists. Co-founder of the Pao Collective of Graphic Artists and the key figure behind the award winning "Pao: The Anthology of Comics#1" (Penguin 2012), Orijit has been deeply involved with the development of comics and graphic novels in India. His pioneering work "River of Stories" (Kalpavriksh 1994) is considered to be India's first graphic novel. Orijit is also engaged in an Indo-Palestinian project on cultural resistance in collaboration with theatre artists.
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