+the Institute [for Experimental] cooperated with the Bibhaban Experimental Theatre in India to Total Freedom World Tour 2013 3 days International Experimental Art Festival
more info about the Total Freedom World Tour: http://theinstitute.info/?p=46
We proudly announce
Bibhaban In association with Theatre House & Proscenium Art Centre
Towards a better world
Baul Music, Performance & Theatre Workshop
11-17 August 2015 Theatre Workshop-Meeting
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.” (Jerzy Grotowski)
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.
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.
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/song – Exploring inner expression -Working with silence – Search for light – Workshop Presentation
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; are welcome.
Supriyo Samajdar, concept, design and direction (India)
Bhakta Das Baul (India)
Dimple Kaur, (India)
Isabel Balboa, project coordinator (Mexico)
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.
The essence of ‘Journey’ is to start something. What began in 2002 with an idea and a set of scribbles has culminated into a form of participatory theatre that has erased the line between the stage and the audience. On 26th January, 2015, Bibhaban, in association with Proscenium Art Centre, presented ‘Journey’, an open theatre initiative. Bibhaban rightfully describes itself as “A system for those who love theater, live for theater or perhaps do theater to live.”
Supriyo Samajdar, the founder of Bibhaban, opined that theatre does not need to be extravagant. It is not about showing off. He also expressed his concern about how the media is slowly taking control over our thoughts and expressions so much so that we have lost the ability to think and take decisions on our own. Human beings have indeed become secluded over time and amidst that, ‘Journey’ has provided us with some time to hold our hands in unision.