The Moving Body In Theatre by Sujay Saple Shapeshift, Mumbai
West Room 1,Jamshed Bhabha Theatre,NCPA
4 to 9 June 2018
2 to 5 pm
This workshop will be an introduction to the basics of theatre and performance through the wonderful world of movement and body language. Fundamental performance tools such as imagination, improvisation, sharpening of instinct and impulses, team-building and complicity, relationship with rhythm and space, confidence-building, ensemble work and so on, will be touched upon. In all this, there will be a special focus on physical expression. The emphasis of the workshop will be on journeying through a shared process rather than on mastering the art of performance. The sessions will focus on each participant exploring their own creativity, imagination and madness in a laboratory-like environment – through shared participation, bonding, and observational learning. Through physical improvisations, individual exercises, as well as ensemble improvisations, the workshop will enable participants to create a fully accessible physical vocabulary, as well as get a keen understanding of body language for creating characters.On the final day parents will have an experimental session on the floor with kids
doing some of the workshop games that the kids have done over the week.
Number of Participants:30
For workshop registration, please contact T- 66223822, 66223830 | M-9137076369
(Mon to Fri between 10.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Sujay Saple is Artistic Director of Shapeshift, an experimental performance company based in Mumbai. Over the last 15 years, he has worked as an independent theatre director, performer and designer on more than 40 performance projects, collaborating with artists such as Atul Kumar, Rajat Kapoor, Rehaan Engineer, Jyoti Dogra, Benjamin Juhel(France), Teresa Prima(Portugal), Moya Michael(Brussels), among others. He has trained in physical theatre for a brief period with Adil Hussain, living and working under a rigorous training regime in his international society for artists and performers in Hampi, Karnataka. He has conducted workshops in theatre and movement for children, young adults and professionals, notably for Alliance Française de Bengaluru, Neev International School, Rangashankara, Nrityagram, Srishti Design College(Bengaluru), ‘Summertime’ at Prithvi Theatre, Tridha School, National Centre for Performing Arts, Bombay International School, KRVIA Architecture College and Junoon(Mumbai), Open Space(Pune), Pakistan National Council For The Arts(Lahore), Tiyatro 0.2(Istanbul), Contacting The World Festival (Liverpool), Santiago A Mil Festival (Chile), and Columbia College (Chicago). He is part of Junoon and NCPA’s hand-picked faculty of specialized workshop conductors. He teaches performance at the Kamla Raheja Institute of Architecture in Mumbai. He is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture-Government of India fellowship for theatre research and practice. He has also received the Art Think South Asia (ATSA) ‘16 fellowship. He has choreographed and directed five original works under his own banner ShapeShift – ‘Unselfed’(2012), 'Moonfool’(2014), ‘Ghar Ki Murgi’(2017), ‘Agent Provocateur’(2017), and ‘Plastic Bodies’(2017), which have performed at various festivals around India and received rave reviews. In the past, he has exercised his proficiency as an administrator and organizer for various theatre festivals, theatre conferences, curation of workshops, artistic exchanges and international collaborations. He lives in Mumbai.