Saturday, May 7, 2005

theatre workshop at India Hbitat centre

1st to 30 June2005
at India Habitat Centre

for young boys and girls (16yr plus)

The workshop will introduce the aspiring actor to the basic skills of acting.
This includes ensemble work, voice ,speech ,fun exercises &games , movement, personality development , better communication, approach to
character and improvisation techniques.

under the direction of
Arvind Gaur
(Director, Asmita Theatre group)

Fee: Rs. 3000/-

for more details contact
India Habitat Centre , Lodhi Road New delhi
Programme Desk


Arvind Gaur who heads the Delhi ,India based Theatre group ASMITA is committed to innovative and socially relevant theatre. Starting off as a journalist and working for sometime for the electronic media, he set up ASMITA and earned a reputation in theatre circle in Delhi and outside.

In the past 12 years, he has directed 48 major plays which include Girish Karnad’s Tuglaq and Rakt Kalyan, Dharamveer Bharti’s Andha Yug, Swadesh deepak’s Court Martial, G P Deshpande’s Antim Divas, Albert Camus’ Caligula, Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions and Tara, Eugene O’neill ‘s Desire Under the Elms, Dario Fo’s An Accidental death of an Anarchist, Bertolt Brecht’s Good Woman of Setzuan and Caucasian chalk circle, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, John Octanasek’s Romeo Juliet and the darkness, Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor.
also Vijay tendulakr’s Ghairam Kotwal, Munshi Premchand’s Moteram ka Satyagrah, Ashok Lal’s Ek Mamooli aadmi, Rajesh Kumar’s Me Gandhi Bolto ,Uday Prakash’s Waren Hastings ka Saand, Pinki Virani’s Bitter Chocolate ( solo by lushin dubey)
Bhishma Sahani's Madhavi & Manjula Padmanbhan' Hidden Fires ( both solo by actress Rashi Bunny),Walking Through the Rainbow ( joint production with PCVC, solo by rashi bunny)

Arvind Gaur has been invited to perform in theater festivals organized by National School of Drama, (Bharat Rang Mahotsava), Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sahitya Kala Parisad,Nandikar and Vivachana Theatre Festival, Old World Theatre Festival,national school of drama week end theatre, and Muktibodh Natya Samaroh.

Arvind Gaur has conducted many theatre workshops and directed productions in different colleges in Delhi. Such as L.S.R., I.P., Gargi, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, hindu college,I.I.T.(Delhi), Aditi college and School of Planning and Arhitecture. Workshops for children in schools and slums as well as Street Theatre performances on different socio-political issues organized and conducted by Arvind Gaur are many in number.

He has also conducted theatre workshops for Actors and Directors at Houston, USA and India Habitat centre, New Delhi. He also performed various plays in collobration with culture organizations like Theatre World, Paridhi, bahroop, Rainbow Cavaliers and NGOs like Mobile Crèches, Action Aid , haq, pcvc, Deepalaya , Heinrich Boll Foundation ,Asian Social Forum and world social forum.

Director Arvind Gaur has also collaborated with various Theatre artists and Groups specially in exploring a new language for Solo performances. His latest ventures include ‘Women in Black’ by Bubbles Sabharwal and “Untitled Solo” by Lushin Dubey in collaboration with THEATRE WORLD. Not only have these plays received great audience response from important metropolis of India, “Women in black” was invited to perform in Dubai and “Untitled Solo” was performed in Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, Boston, Rochester , San francisco, Ohio, Harvard university & Stratford in USA and at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival last year and recently at Nehru Centre, London.

Recently ASMITA collaborated with Banjara Theatre Group, IIT Kharagpur and came up with two unique design experiments, first Based on late shri Bhishma Sahni’s MADHAVI, second Onassis Awardee Manjula Padmanabhan's HIDDEN FIRES. these two solo are performed by Rashi Bunny, young actress trained in Theatre design at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Madhavi has travelled widely for variuos theatre festivals and has received great appreciation and recived best performance award at the International Solo Festival in Armenia in september 2004.

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