Monday, May 08, 2006

AND ... WE HAVE KICKSTARTED , PEOPLE!!!!!

Four days with TMK!! Acting workshops....
Two days with KK and Shoosha! Interpreting text and knowing how it would be to go on stage!!

Its been GRRREEAAATTTT till now :-)

The newbies in the workshop come from extremely varied backgrounds .... and age-groups too - we have people who have just finished writing their class ten board exams ( phew! time to chill!) to software professionals who unwind at the workshop after a tough day's work! Yes, we probably did bend the age-limit a little bit at both ends, but hey ! its turning out to be a lot of fun.... its really amazing how people who are over a decade apart in their ages get along so well to work as a team when it comes to theatre and getting comfortable with yourselves and with each other!

Exercises on body movement, body language, voice, understanding each other in a context other than "hi,my name is blah blah, i am from blah blah, so what do you do?" have been the major part of the content in the last six days !! At the end of the day, it's just awesome - knowing that you can actually do a whole lot of things you never thought you could do ... and knowing a lot more people much better .....And most importantly, what it actully takes to go on stage, and rOCK!!!

More about the workshop later!!!

thats all for now, folks!!!

:) :) :)

10 Comments:

Blogger Smruthi said...

hey..sounds great..wish i had been there!

May 10, 2006 7:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cinema is deception while theatre is earnest preparation....and it isn't just about wise cracks on the stage...

May 11, 2006 2:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that sounded like something KK said yesterday in the workshop...

May 11, 2006 11:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and I dont have words to convey my gratitude for that bending thing you did, on the age rule I mean

May 11, 2006 11:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is exactly what KK had said....

May 12, 2006 9:55 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyway, I thought about it - dont think cinema is deception. It probably allows you to be closer to reality since you can always portray distractions that are true to our everyday behaviour, while being confident the camera will capture the essence of the reality. In theatre, one has to be a lot focussed on that sequence that aims to establish or convey a particular message to propel it to the next message. And the minor distractions cannot be lived as in real life/ cinema, because they are likely to distract the audience as well or have the opposite effect of not really adding to the reality that gets portrayed - except for the ones consciously chosen to be portrayed.

May 12, 2006 4:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if only camera could capture the reality...all it does is takes and retakes till u get it right!!!

May 12, 2006 5:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never said Cinema is Deception and Theatre is Reality - BULLSHIT - Try faking an eyelid in Cinema and the CAMERA will catch it- in Theatre ur co-actor will catch it! Kk

May 12, 2006 9:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"it isn't just about wise cracks on the stage" was what KK had said and not the part about cinema...

May 16, 2006 9:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cinema is deception coz u can better ur act with every take and don't project it to the audience till u get it right!!! while in theatre u r just there and if u goof up u r a goner..it is really an earnest preparation, to get it absoluetly right that one time in front of the audience...

May 16, 2006 9:50 am  

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