Bikram Ghosh is an actor & storyteller. While growing up in different schools all across India, Bikram Ghosh watched a lot...

Arts Week with Delhi Public School, Pune

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, Pune.

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Programme Schedule

4th November 2017
Teachers Orientation with Programme Conductor, Bikram Ghosh, actor & storyteller

6th November 2017
Trip to the Theatre with Akvarious's 'Special Bond part 3'

7th November 2017
Stagecraft Encounter with Akvarious

8th November 2017
Arts Encounter with Kattaikkuttu Sangam, Kattaikkuttu performers

9th November 2017
Meet the Artist with Ajay Noronha, documentary film-maker

10th November 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

Bikram Ghosh is an actor & storyteller. While growing up in different schools all across India, Bikram Ghosh watched a lot of plays by local theatre groups, and was was hooked! One of his favourite memories is watching Zarin Chaudhuri's Action Players perform their adaptation of Vikram Seth's Beastly Tales with a cast of deaf/mute actors.

Akvarious in its sixteen years of being in the world of theatre has staged over 50 plays in Hindi and English, covering a wide range of themes and styles. That's quite a lot, don't you think? Six of these plays have been nominated for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards and two have won the prestigious award for Best Play. Do they remind you of the star performers in school? Akvarious has performed over a 1000 shows across 26 cities, in India and abroad. And the group has produced eight plays for children.

Kattaikkuttu is a Tamil language-based theatre form that uses songs, music, dialogue, acting, movement, make-up and elaborate costumes to perform all-night long stories from the epic Mahabharata. Its origins are unclear. As an oral tradition of non-elite rural people, the theatre was (and is) looked down upon as a form of physical labour. Therefore, nobody took the trouble to document its history. Kattaikkuttu is performed for rural, not elite audiences who commission and pay for all-night performances collectively. Most performances take place on the occasion of a popular (Hindu) religious festival. A special play (Karna Moksham) is performed on the 15th to 16th day after someome had died - in the hope that her/his soul will attain moksham.

Ajay Noronha is a Mumbai-based cinematographer and documentary filmmaker, whose passion is to tell stories using images. This passion takes him across the world, and across many mediums as well as he tells stories through television shows, documentaries, feature films, music videos and more. Ajay teaches cinematography at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai besides conducting workshops at other film schools. For the past seven years, Ajay has collaborated with Seeds of Peace, an organisation working with teenagers and educators from conflict regions like India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel. Students from different countries attend camps that help them understand each other's way of living and discover that solutions exist, peace is possible, and there is reason to have hope for a better future.

Venues Dates Time
12-13 yrs
6 days
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