Category Archives: Workshops

Peace Festival 2008—Music Workshop

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Music Workshop The ‘Thoda Pyaar Thoda Peace’ music workshop was conducted by two well-known names in the Kolkata music scene, tabla player Bikram Ghosh and blues singer Anjum Katyal. This interesting coupling was reflected in the music, with instruments from the tabla to the violin contributing to the creation of the final piece. At the…

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Peace Festival 2008—Bengali Theatre Workshop

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A Report on the Bengali Theatre Workshop The Bengali theatre workshop was held in the same place as the music workshop. It was spacious and airy. It provided a comfortable atmosphere in which to work. The students were energetic, but I got the sense that the kind of readiness that I had seen in the…

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Peace Festival 2008—Hindi Theatre Workshop

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A Report on the Hindi Theatre Workshop From the open space of the English theatre workshop it was quite a change to attend the Hindi theatre workshop in the closed space of the Padatik theatre hall. Though small, it was not cramped. It was rather comfortable. It being an actual theatre space, I got to…

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Peace Festival 2008—Theatre Workshop

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A Report on the Theatre Workshop The English theatre workshop was conducted by the theatre company Tin Can. The setting—the terrace of an apartment building, was perfect because it provided a ready audience, albeit very few. This included a little girl who kept asking ‘What name?’ from her balcony in the opposite building. The rest…

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Peace Festival 2008—Hindi Theatre Street Performance

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Hindi Theatre Street Performance Day One New Market As soon as we arrived at Simpark in New Market and began setting up the banners and props, the two security guards present came up to us and ordered us to seek permission before performing in that space. The Seagull representative who was with us argued that…

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