TOWARDS INWARD Theatre Workshop - Yoga and Kalaripayattu sessions with Jayanta Chatterjee
What we know that drama is performing art where performer (actor) and audience connect through a vibe or emotion .And we also know that without an actor neither drama nor acting is possible.Because a story always build up by the norm of social characteristics. Drama and plays get created on basis of those stories.
We all are performing. Each of us doing acting with our rectitude . All of great person they all acted so well by their nobility. They have practice so hard and long before get in to a character. By dedication they took their level of practice similar to worship. They act for honor of truth, act as a valiant Warrior to the way of freedom. The target work of art is finding the truth.
Art is a medium which bind the human soul and the cosmic soul together. By our spiritual practice we can sense and feel our universal truth. We can grasp human soul by our body and mind. At the very starting we can observe these two prospects. We have to start the work with these two.
To apprehend a character of a play everyone need to recognize themselves first. If we cannot realize what we are it is difficult to comprehend other. Our body, mind and soul these three prospects are revealing the sensation or wisdom or intelligence differently from our inside. Although we are same but we act differently or identical. So we isolate each topic or subject by impersonation, essence, scent, sound and touch.
These are materialistic's. Separated by experiences and believes where this believing also comes from experiences.
How a person experience certain situations is dependable to the incidents he is facing. Like a fruit market has different types of fruits. Why so?. Because they are behaviourally different by their look, essence, scent, sound and touch. Among these fruits I pick one which is by name or sounds apple, looks round shape and red, essence or flavor sweet and individually a special cent, by touching smooth. By these we can assume apple as a command which help us to gather knowledge to recognize it among all fruits after being familiar with it. There are so many types of fruits but by origin they are similar but by nature or expression or manifestation they are different. Similarly we are all living beings but by expositing divergent. That’s why in Indian philosophy "I" mean Universe. Spirituality in the realization, that to which one gets to know the sense and the force that guides ones action. By which we can reach to the devastating details about "I" which is Integral. And from this truth can be discovered. Art is a form or medium of expression - expression of joy, exposure of learning or wisdom, revealed of truth.
Drama expressed by human so the person involved he has to know which personality or character is descended.
In the year 1985 Jayanta Chatterjee was born in the Hindu Brahmin family. In his childhood held got his interest in martial arts and later he learnt that very well after he grown up. He completed his graduation in the year 2009 on the subject Drama and done his masters degree on Direction (Drama) in the year 2011 Rabindra Bharati University. The Excellency of soul made him so devoted to the Indian arts and culture. He became so generous about the spiritual instinct of Indian arts and culture. In the year 2008 he started to learn the perceptual content of Indian spirituality ( Ashtanga yoga and Indian philosophy ). And in the same year he joined Milòn Mèla - The Sources’ Research - Indian Performing Arts and started working with Abani Biswas (a collaborator of Grotowsky) director of the Sources’ Research – Milón Méla Project. For his tremendous research’s and work on that subject Indian ministry Of culture awarded him with two years scholarship. The subject was how a practice Of spirituality is effective and connected with the preparation and practice of an actor. Now he take theatre workshop in India and Europe for artist and a people how is interested to do yoga( Ashtanga yoga ) and martial art (Kalaripayattu).
To understand which role we are going to create through our mind in to the universe.
Which action can be positively acceptable for the universe.
Create a global coherence through theatre.
Content of the workshop
Subject on towards inward theatre project
Weak up body, mind & voice with yoga
Understanding body, space and time with kalaripayattu
Understanding the relationship with the nature around us. Searching flawless intention for action
Convert all of this practice in to the performance
Practical details : Dates / location / cost / reservation
Duration: Friday May 11, to Tuesday May 15, 2017
[Every day from 5pm to 9:pm / total of 20 hours]
Fee: 140 Euro per person, 120 Euro early bird price for reservation till end of February. Special reduced price 100 euros for unemployed and students. To confirm your reservation an advance payment of 50 euros is needed. Payoff should be completed the latest on May 11,2018. In case of cancellation of the reservation (from the participant) the deposit is not refundable.
Venue: the new big industrial space "konstantinoupoleos" aka neverland in Athens Center (Metro Stathmos Larissa or metro Attiki).
Yoga and Kalaripayattu sessions workshop with Jayanta Chatterjee
Kalaripayattu is the ancient martial art form of Kerala (India ). Today, it is gaining recognition as a useful and rigorous training for all performers who use their bodies as an instrument, especially dancers and actors. Introduces the basic stances, exercises, and techniques of kalaripayattu, particularly intended to provide a new perspective on movement for dancers, actors, athletes or anyone interested in challenging their bodies in a new way. The training methods of Kalaripayattu which broadly comprise leg lifts and intense body postures lead to greater flexibility and removal of blockages from the energy centers, thus helping in weight loss. The scientific techniques enhance body-mind balance and concentration, and lead to a visible increase in stamina. It reduces stress, improves functioning of the immune system, enhances posture, and leads to better neuromuscular co-ordination.
It is of special interest to martial artists, somatic practitioners, educators, therapists and performers.
Yoga is a ancient Indian mindbody-spirit discipline, said to have or originated in the ‘sutra’ (philosophical verses) of Patanjali Muni (around 200 BC ). The word of Yoga is from the old Sanskrit, and means ‘union’. While there are many different forms of yoga. But the purpose of all of them is the same – to achieve oneness with the cosmos. For the serious yogi, the ultimate aim is to attain ‘Moksha’ or liberation from the karmic cycle of birth and death. The form of yoga that’s most widely known in the West is ‘hatha Yoha’, a system of ‘Asanas’ (postures) meant to perfect and discipline the body, and its accompanying breath exercises, called ‘Pranayama’.
On the occasion of his presence in Athens, Jayanta Chatterjee will teach in two daily 1,5 hour Kalari & Yoga sessions at Space konstantinoupoleos aka neverland
Drop in price for each session 10 euros or 4 sessions 30 euros or 8 sessions 50 euros
More information - bookings at 6944 301678& 210 9214248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday May 12 à1:00pm to 2:30 pm Yoga and 3:00 to 4:30pm Kalaripayattu
Sunday May 13 à 1:00pm to 2:30 pm Yoga and 3:00 to 4:30pm Kalaripayattu
Monday May 14 à 1:00pm to 2:30 pm Yoga and 3:00 to 4:30pm Kalaripayattu
Tuesday May 15 à 1:00pm to 2:30 pm Yoga and 3:00 to 4:30pm Kalaripayattu
For expressions of interest and bookings please contact:
Artistic Director of EILISSOS (www.eilissos.gr)
+30 210 9214248 - +30 6944 301678 email@example.com
Account to make the deposit : GR67 0160 8720 0000 0005 7297 085 Attica Bank in the name of Vassileios Kritikos
Brief letter of intention for the workshop and professional CV
This TOWARDS INWARD workshop with Jayanta Chatterjee will take place for the first time in Athens and is open to anyone who is willing to explore less known “places” of physical theatre expression. The workshop alongside is addressed to professionals with interest and experience in theatre, performance or dance or drama / dance school students and martial arts ...
Walking together but Alone. Theater and contemporary dance performance. Directed & Designed by Jayanta Chatterjee Choreographies: Jayanta Chatterjee & Silvia Vona A collaboration between one Indian young director and an Italian artist... Titled WALKING TOGETHER BUT ALONE, this production explores a universal loneliness that leads the people to wear a mask. Moving away from using a central narrative, the performance is structured in such a way that the audience is included in the artists journey into a world of dreams.