Get personal: workshop with theatre and art

Share stories and take a shot at self-discovery this weekend

Published: 30th July 2016 06:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2016 06:56 AM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU: This weekend at Lahe Lahe, a Bengaluru-based theatre group will organise a performance-cum-workshop to help you discover yourself.

Visual Respiration’s Knock Knock Who’s There? will have artistes Abhitej Gupta and Vrinda Misra baring their souls and sharing personal stories on stage. Following the performance, the audience will be given a platform to express themselves through art and words.

Aruna Ganesh Ram, artistic director of Visual Respiration who has helmed the show, says, “The actors will put themselves out there and express their thoughts on the endless monotony of life, the love that is unreasonable, the validity of dreams and so on.”

The performance will present archetypes like that of the leader, the rebel and the lover. “The audience can draw inspiration from one or all of them and come up with narratives of their own,” Aruna explains.

You can draw, paint or make crafts as a means to express yourself. Supplies like paper, pens, crayons, paints, craft paper and glue will be provided to the participants. “While no one will be forced to participate, we will strive to create a safe space for people to open themselves up to the experience,” Aruna assures.

Does one need to be artistically inclined to take part in the workshop? No, she says. “We organised the event at Atta Galatta in May. There were people who merely doodled, drew lines or wrote their thoughts down on paper.”

The audiences will get to spend time with themselves, ask questions and initiate the process of self-discovery. “Last time, people told us that they were surprised to discover their artistic side. The things they shared with us helped us bond, creating this incredible energy in the room. We hope to recreate a similar effect this time,” she says.


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