11th -18th August 2017 Kolkata, India
Bibhaban In association with Theatre House & Proscenium
Towards a better world
Baul Music, Performance ,Meeting Theatre Workshop
Theatre House, Shantiniketan, India
“… it is not important whether it is called a theatre. Such a place is necessary. If a
theatre did not exist, another pretext would be found.”
Meeting is a shared space to come together and celebrate, to move
through sound to silence, through silence to sound, through movement to
stillness, through stillness to movement, through others to the Self, through
self to the others, through space to the space less through an empty space. A 6 days theatre encounter with open theatre -exploring the inner aspect of our lives, the communication without social masks, and the relation towards ourselves and others around us, to search for our artistic self.
Few Words About the Open Theatre
The world changes fast. World’s a racecourse, in this troubled times –
lanes and by lanes of uncertainly. Before attempting to answer let’s attempt
what we want to say. I know the question is relative. Theatre is a course in
a priding light.Theatre is a path-breaker, Pathfinder, Path-creator. Human relationship
operates on a different parameter compared to an actor-actor relationship.
There’s of course a differences in relationship between proscenium and
non-proscenium theatre. If isn’t relationship of consumerism branding and
globalization alone. How to cleanse one’s mind the actor’s mind the
performer’s mental landscape from instructs evolves an interactive form.
The process involves artists, film makers, dancers, choreographers, poet,
photographer, vocalist and musician. Theatre let’s now understand is not
only to create a solution of social ills. More importantly let’s understand that
it is primarily mean to cure personal ills. Live people. Live audience, save
Open theatre. Realism is staring at your face: The Theatre of cruelty. Actor-
spectator communication. Not doing business with instincts. The personal
talk and realism are being metaphorically illusory. Analyzing the audience:
the Marriage of Life. Theatre. Killing oneself is the way. Creating a better
society. In isn’t about competition, it’s about being competitive through
minds, instincts and more than I, me, myself. It is I, myself and It is us. And
that is open theatre. Open in the sense of unrestricted, accessible, an open
mind, a communion.
OBJECTIVE – The objective of this process is to evolve a way of living,
where we are trying to find some sort of unity, a space where we can live in
the rhythm of life.
METHODOLOGY -The research methodology is the open theatre form,
which has evolve from our 13 years practice through our journey with
various people from different art forms. The centre of the methodology is to
investigate/search the relationship from where a communication evolves.
CONCEPT- Exploring the inner aspect of our lives, the communication
without the social mask, and the relation toward ourselves and others
around us through:
-Working on relationships -Working with baul music – Exploring inner
expression -Working with silence – Search for light
Participation will be open to any interested actors, students or theatre
practitioners but also to those not practically involved in theatre but wanting
to explore their inner self; to search for the performer and for the human
Participation fees 250 euro, including travel from Kolkata to Theatre House,
food and lodging for the session
Supriyo Samajdar, concept, design and direction (India)
Bhakta Das Baul , Baul music (India)
Supriyo Samajdar: Born in 1969 in India,Founded Bibhaban, an
experimental theatre company in Kolkata, in December 1996 and has been
directing, writing plays and leading workshop it since.
Since 2002 Samajdar is running his research project Journey” on Mukta
Natya (Open Theatre), exploring the relationship between a spectator and
a performer .
He participated in Regula contra Regulam, research project of Teatro La
Madrugada, in Brzezinka (Poland) in 2008.
His research paper” in search of a new form -open theatre” was selected
for a international symposium-“Language(s) of Theatre”, organized by
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the Indian Society for Theatre
In January 2009, “Grotowski – Alongside – Around – Ahead” at the
University of Kent in Canterbury (England) in June 2009 and has been
selected at the “Indian Drama in the Culture of Occident”. International
Conference organized by Department of Drama and Theatre University of
Lodz, Poland in March, 2011.
The Institute [for Experimental Arts] from Greece http://www.theinstitute.info and Bibhaban – the Experimental Theatre Company in India
organised the Total Freedom World Tour 2013
WE WILL NOT LIVE LIKE SLAVES!
3 days International
Experimental Art Festival
For the participants:
11th August we leave Kolkata by 8.30 am, take train for Bolpur from Howrah station, at 10 am,we reached Bolpur at 12.30 pm, from Bolpur we go to Theatre House, take rest, and in the evening 6 pm, we start the session, which will end on 16th August 9pm, in between there we do work in morning, evening, with nature, self, music, try to explore ourselves .so there is a daily routine but it depends on our energy and work, there are directors who decide how they work, and in what time, so participants are request to follow their direction. 17th August 12 noon leaving Theatre House, coming back to Kolkata. at 4.30 pm.
Participants are requested to reach Kolkata by 10th August. They have to stay Kolkata , with their won cost on 10, 17, 18 August, There are many guest house, In sudder street, park street, Kolkata. The cost near 12-15 euro, for one day.
18th August 2017
Proscenium Art Centre,Kolkata,India
Discussion and Performance
(Detail programme will be publish latter)
For further information please mail us.