International Theatre Festival of Kerala 2013: Call for Applications

The 5th International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) is designed to bring some of the best contemporary theatre of the world, with an emphasis on Europe. The festival is scheduled to take place from 15th to 22nd of January 2013. As a number of intercultural activities are happening in world theatre, the young generation of Indian theatre is collaborating with European theatre, the 5th ITFoK will try to explore the wide spectrum of innovative and experimental theatre activities of Europe. Also this edition will see few productions from selected other countries too.

INLAKS Theatre Awards: Call for Applications

The INLAKS Foundation announces the call for applications for their Theatre Awards for 2013. Deadline for receiving applications is 30 October 2012.

Arts Research and Documentation Programme

The India Foundation for the Arts calls for applications for the Arts Research and Documentation Grant.

Beyond a Critique, Worth a Salutation: A Review by Sunit Sinha

Sunit Sinha reviews Atul Pethe's recent production 'Satyashodhak' done by actors of the Sanitary Workers' Union, Puneat Studio Safdar, Shadikhampur, Delhi on 15 June 2012.


NSD announces call for applications for BRM 13 to be held in Jan 2013. LAst date 31 August



Employment Notice at Utkal University, Odisha

Phone-0674-2535484, FAX : 0674-2535486
E-mail:uuculture@dataone.in. Website:www.uuc.ac.in

EMPLOYMENT NOTICE No. 1291/UUC Dated 12.07.2012

Applications in prescribed forms with required documents in seven sets are invited from eligible candidates up to 25th August, 2012 ( 5.00 PM) for the several teaching posts in arts and Dramatics in different P.G. Teaching Departments of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

For details refer to the University website www.uuc.ac.in.

Workshop on German Methods of Theatre and Pedagogy, Pune, Maharashtra

German Methods of Theatre Pedagogy: Teaching theatre to children and young adults with a focus on aesthetics and group creativity.

A Project Curated and Designed by
Theatre Professionals, Mumbai and Culture for Competence, Berlin
commissioned and supported by
Goethe-Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Hosted by
FLAME School of Performing Arts, Pune

Workshop Details: Phase 1: (Residential Workshop, FLAME, Pune) 15th-28th of October Interim Phase: (Individual Practice at your own place of work) November – January Phase 2: (Residential Workshop, FLAME, Pune) 11th – 16th of February Application Deadline Sunday the 19th of August 2012.

Theatre Professionals, Mumbai and Culture for Competence, Berlin invite you to apply to be part of a unique programme aimed at teaching German theatre pedagogical methods to the participants. Conducted by Edda Holl and assisted by Sophia Stepf, both of whom have extensive experience in using drama with children and with the training of teaching teachers in the use of drama methods with children.

This course is aimed at participants who regularly and actively use drama/performing arts methodology to educate children in India. Course Structure

Phase 1 – is a 2 week residency, during which time the instructors will take the participants through German methodologies for teaching drama. Participants will be introduced to initiating drama games and exercises in a group of students in order to create unique and devised performances utilizing a kit of tools that come from an exploration of aesthetics and its related concepts.

Interim Phase – After the 2 weeks of training, participants will be asked to go back to their places of work, and attempt to integrate and adapt their learning in their own practice. They will be networked via the internet with the pedagogues, course-organisers and each other – to share experiences of their attempts at utilization of the learning. They will also be assisted in the documentation of the
se experiences to share in the next phase of the project. Phase 2 – is again a 1 week residency. Course teachers will further add another layer of exercises and drama methodologies that will be of use to the participants. The content of this phase will be determined once the participants have also collated, reviewed, and shared their experiences with each other and the pedagogue. Finally, a few days will be dedicated to methods by which participants can teach these methodologies to other drama in education practitioners.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying to do this workshop please send us the following documents:
1) A detailed CV with all your work experience – with a specific focus related to theatre and education so far.
2) A brief write up (no longer than one page) of how you see yourself as an educator and what has contributed to your approach as a facilitator. Why you would like to do this particular workshop, and how you see yourself utilizing and sharing this experience in your future practice.
3) A specific story of a drama process you have taken children through which you felt exemplified the type of work you do and believe in. (No longer than one page)
Application Deadline 19th of August 2012.
Seats will be confirmed by the 15th of September 2012.
Fees: Twelve Thousand Rupees 12,000/-

Eminent intellectual and political theorist Ram Bapat Passes away

Eminent intellectual and political thinker, Ram Bapat died this morning in Pune, after a long illness.

He was Professor, Political Philosophy& Political Sociology who took sustained interest in grass root Dalit, Adivasi and Women's issues movements.From 1965 to 1991, he worked at Dept: of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune with his area of emphasis on Political Philosophy and Political Sociology

His sparkling, shining intelligence, the breadth of his learning, his warmth and his humanity, his deep sense of commitment and empathy, his love and his kindness, his laughter, will be hard to forget for those who knew him. An extraordinary intellectual, an exceptional human being.