The Victoria and Albert Theatre and Performance Archives

he V&A Theatre and Performance collections include many archives from performing arts companies and other organisations, as well as from individuals such as performers, stage designers and private collectors.

The archives reflect the subject areas of theatre and performance as a whole. Particular strengths are the archives of key theatres, theatre and dance companies, 20th century stage designers, actors and directors, photographers and government bodies such as the Arts Council.

Typically, they may contain a wide range of materials such as diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, business papers, newspaper cuttings, and designs or sketches.

Gati Dance Forum Summer Residency

Gati announces a 10 week residency programme for Dancers and choreographers in the summer of 2013.



Inlaks -LAMDA Scholarships

In a collaborative venture, the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) invite applications for scholarships in the field of Theatre

Details of the courses can be viewed on the website www.lamda.org.uk

These scholarships will apply only to courses which are 2 years long, in the area of Acting and Stage Management. Candidates will have to attend auditions in Delhi or Mumbai in the second week of April 2013. In the case of Acting, a further interview may be required.

Applications received will be evaluated and shortlisted candidates will be informed of the date and venue of their audition by email or phone. Candidates, who do not receive any communication by the 10th of April 2013, must assume that their applications have not been successful.

Individuals who have been offered places at LAMDA for Stage Management or Acting would then need to go through the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation selection process by attending the Inlaks final selection interviews in Mumbai sometime end May 2013.

Adishakti: Source of Performance Energy: A Workshop

Workshop Details:

Adishakti is conducting 11 day workshop, one from 28th April to 8th May and another from 21st to 31st May 2013.

This residential workshop will be held on the Adishakti campus, Pondicherry, India. The number of participants is limited to 20 persons per workshop. And accommodation is available on the campus for participants on a twin sharing basis.

About Adishakti:

Founded in 1981 Adishakti is a performance company engaged in the research and reanimation of traditional knowledges in theatre, dance, music, movement and craft forms — with a view to creating a contemporary hybrid aesthetic and performance language. Over the years it has evolved a largely physical craft for feeding the physical, vocal and psychological expression of the actor based on certain physical forms like Kalaripayattu the Kerala martial art form, breath practices for psychological expression used in Koodiyattam a form of classical Sanskrit Theatre and the rhythm patterns of music which accompany Koodiyattam performance. Although all these forms are rooted in a specific cultural context Adishakti has endeavored to seek out the fundamental principles underlying these practices to make them applicable to a wide constituency of performers: those from different cultural and aesthetic contexts and from different kinds of contemporary and traditional performance.

Objectives of the Workshop:

The workshop aims to equip the participant in the basics of this physical craft and to be autonomous in applying and extending this praxis towards their own performance practice.

See workshop schedule and details here.