The Drama School, Mumbai invites applications from theatre makers, actors, dancers and performance artists for this intensive 4 week training and creation workshop in Pondicherry, India.
This immersive residency is for 24 individual practitioners from across the world, seeking to inform and enhance their own personal practice through understanding universal principles of performance as found in three Indian traditional performing art forms. The training will be conducted by nationally recognized masters of these forms, and guided throughout by the award winning ex-director of The National School of Drama, India’s foremost training institution for the dramatic arts.
Indian dramatic practice dates back to the 1st century BCE, if not earlier, and its fundamental principles have informed performance practices from across the world (such as Grotowski, Stanislavsky, Zarrilli and Schechner to name a just a few). The first three weeks of the programme will be dedicated to training in the various forms and understanding the principles that can be taken into contemporary practice, the final week will be a guided creation exercises designed to assimilate and apply these learnings.
Deadline for Application: 30th April, 2016
Residency: 2nd July, 2016 - 31st July, 2016
Do note, the applications are being considered on a rolling basis. The decision on the application will be conveyed within five working days from the date we receive the application. Keeping this in mind, we strongly urge applicants to send in their applications at the earliest