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  • Venue
    Sea View Room
  • Date Time
    26 November 2022 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    27 November 2022 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.3,500/- (Plus GST)
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.3,500/- (Plus GST)

Workshop Details

Theatre Workshop by Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry

In theatre, we take journeys within the self by being alert to time, space and memory. This two-day workshop will try and make an actor aware of how stories can be told and shared with empathy. How each story that is told can be layered by weaving in details, imagery and body-space dynamics. Multiple ways of saying the same text can change its meaning. This will be done through theatre exercises, navigating emotional and physical spaces, both external and internal.

Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry is a Chandigarh-based theatre artiste who has worked on stages around the world. She was awarded the 2003 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her work in Theatre Direction. She was a recipient of the Padma Shri award in 2011. She is Professor Emeritus at Punjab University, Chandigarh. She studied at the National School of Drama in Delhi where she specialised in acting and qualified for her diploma in 1975. She has been running The Company, a theatre group, since 1983. Her work has created a culture of theatre in the city of Chandigarh and contemporised traditional Punjabi theatre. Over the years, she has directed several productions including Clytemnestra by Kamal Kapoor (1989), Nagamandala by Girish Karnad (1991) and Yerma by Federico García Lorca (1993). In 2014, she was invited by the Opera Circus in London to direct Naciketa, written by Argentine-Chilean-American author Ariel Dorfman.

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