BENGALURU: In a collaborative attempt to bring theatre, physical movement, creative writing, visual art and visual storytelling together, Meeraqi is conducting a creative study programme that focuses on developing hybrid approaches in the field of multidisciplinary arts. This is a six-week programme that looks at the transformative process of creation through the experimentation of the various forms of art.
Creative director of Meeraqi and a facilitator of the programme, Sahiba Singh says, “This is a course on the creation of the performing arts. We are going to bring different mediums together, to create an immersive experience for the audience on the final day.”
Along with the various fields of art, it also collaborates with philosophy, dream work, gender studies, art appreciation and theory in anatomy as well as art.The course is divided into three parts. The first two weeks look at skill enhancement where the participants will be working with voice training, basic physical movements, spine work, acting, choreography, composition, script writing, basic framing, visual arts and a lot of films that will be curated that will be watched. The second two weeks will include ideating by using all these tools and mediums of art, and looking at how to create a final outcome for the audience. And the last two weeks will be intense rehearsals around the concepts that have been ideated.
Sudeep Bhattacharya who will be looking at film as a powerful visual tool for storytelling, says, “We’ll be looking at storytelling as a visual narrative and how the films sort of explore that. We will also be looking at films and breaking down the elements in these videos and films. We’ll study, analyse and see how these elements are constructed and will look at how they can be applied to the creative process.”
The aim of the programme is to emphasise on an ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ and bring in the flexibility of thought by pushing abstract thinking. As Sahiba puts it, “The programme sees to it that the students understand and truly embody group work and hence, a large area of focus is on teamwork, group solidarity, human relationships and real meaning of an artistic life that can be achieved even without competition through genuine collaborations.”
The program is curated by Meeraqi: An Arts Organisation in collaboration with some facilitators that include, Sahiba Singh (text and script in art making), Sudeep Bhattacharya (film as a powerful visual tool for storytelling), Vinod Ravindran (theatrical narratives and storytelling), Raam Kumar (physical practice and voice work) and Nakula Somana (bodywork and visual storytelling).
What: META ‘18 - A Course in
Creativity and Performing Arts
Where: Meeraqi, Indiranagar
When: Till July 21