Theatre & Puppetry
Shadow puppetry, with its bold shapes, vivid colours, and dramatic movement, is a highly engaging art form that provides rich opportunities for exploration in early childhood educational settings.Perfect for narrative stories, shadow puppetry also naturally lends itself to exploring poetry, music, science, maths, and socialization themes.
Workshops are open to all kids aged 8 to 18. Interactive workshops are designed to keep kids engaged and occupied to learning the great skill of shadow puppet. Kids learn about various puppet styles, design a puppet of their own, and create collaborative stories that incorporate the puppets they have made.
About the Facilitator
Ishamudin has been conducting workshops for children since 1996 and has worked with children in France, Ireland, Holland, Sweden and Japan for magic and shadow puppets. He acquired fame with his mastery of magic tricks that took him to different countries in the world. He worked with various international artists in different areas of expression and developed interest in working with children, weaving his ancestral art of storytelling and manipulating puppets to make it enticing!
Jyotsana has completed her Theatre course from NSD TIE (WING), Tripura and has been working with children ever since. She has facilitated various Summer Theatre Workshops for children since 2011. She uses various learning techniques to introduce children to Theatre not only as a fun experience but also as a method to build their personality. She has completed 7 Plays as an Actress and has worked as a Drama Teacher in Ardee World School, Gurgaon. Among other things she has taken sessions on Story Telling with B.EL.ED Students in Institute of Home Economics and has also worked as an assistant director with Imran Khan (iEntertainment) in DPSI, Gurgaon.
Summer Workshop 16′
According to Willem Dafoe, “Theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to live in.” This summer, children thoroughly enjoyed exploring various aspects of Theatre as they took a step closer to understanding themselves and their own emotions. Let’s take a peek into some of the activities they were involved in.
This year, the Theatre workshop was designed to introduce children to the process of making and performing theatre. Children began by exploring these possibilities starting from their own experiences, expressing and articulating them through a range of theatre exercises. An attitude of playfulness is essential to any kind of making and games of various kinds underpin the process of playmaking.
Combining all these elements, a final play evolved. These budding artists decided their roles, created dialogues, enacted situations, took flights of fantasy and eventually put all that together in their performance.
The audience was thoroughly gripped as children effortlessly presented the beautiful story of a deep forest in Meghalaya.