Yes, And… Second Core Training in Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX
First Drop Theatre brings to you ‘Yes, And… Second Core Training in Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX’. This is a Level-1 Playback Theatre workshop that follows the curriculum structured as per the Centre of Playback Theatre, USA.
[Only 10 participants and all Covid related precautions would be taken care of]
Dec 12th – 2 pm to 6:30 pm
Dec 13th, 19th, 20th – 9 am to 5:30 pm
[Available at discounted rates for students – please reach out to the above number]
Who should attend Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore?
Anyone who is 16+ and interested in improv, expression, spontaneity, creativity, and stagecraft!
- Social workers
- Community workers
- Arts educators
- Drama practitioners
- Corporate trainers
Across four days, the participants will be trained in the core aspects of Playback Theatre. It’s a powerful format of theatre that is both improvised as well as interactive. The participants of this workshop will get to sharpen their skills of improvisation. They will also experience the magic of breaking the fourth wall.
The practitioners of Playback Theatre imbibe the values, practices and rituals that are central to this format. The participants of this workshop will also gain the exposure to these as part of the workshop. How is this going to be done?
It would be through sessions that are creative, intense and fun. The facilitator will also help the participants dive into the multiple forms within the Playback theatre format. These include Fluid Sculptures, Pairs, Corridors and more.
A Key Aspect of Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore
A key aspect of Playback theatre is the ensemble work that happens. A Playback theatre team consists of people playing different roles including that of a Conductor, Musician and Actor. This workshop will have the participants exploring these different roles and their ‘give and take’ as part of the ensemble.
The participants need not have any prior experience or exposure to Playback Theatre. Nor do they need any other formats of theatre exposure to be a part of this workshop! The inherent core values that the format has makes it useful in a universal manner. It is also applicable for people from different walks of life. These include actors, HR professionals, coaches, designers, educationists, people working in the social sector and more.
It provides an opportunity for the participants to be equipped with a tool that would help to work with communities. In fact they will be able to structure their training programs and to use it in their work with individuals and groups. They will also train their own skills of spontaneity and out-of-the-box thinking. Also, the actors will gain a different dimension to their skill repertoire.
About The First Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX
All of us have so many stories that make up our lives! These are stories that carry the power of authentic emotions and feelings as they are real-life stories. When we share our life stories, they resonate with many others. This is because everyone can connect with the emotions behind the story. It is so even though each person’s individual experiences in life might be very different.
This dual essence of relatability and difference is the beauty and power of stories. The situations that each of us encounter in life are varied and the outcomes might be varied too. This brings such a breadth of perspectives when there is a collective sharing of personal stories!
And it is this power that Playback Theatre taps into. It does so by endeavoring to create a safe and non-judgmental space. Here people can share their real-life stories without any hesitation. This is what creates a connect between individuals through the sharing of these stories. The audience also gets to watch their real-life stories come alive in front of their eyes. It happens as the actors play back these stories on the spur of the moment. And they do so by using text, movement, images, sounds, and metaphors!
The sense of empathy, sensitivity, honest reflection and wide perspectives make Playback Theatre an enriching experience. For the performers, the format presents an interesting and unique challenge, of combining spontaneity, awareness and teamwork. Playback Theatre does not require the individual to be an actor in order to be a ‘Playbacker’.
About The Second Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX
The ‘Yes, And – Core training in Playback Theatre’ workshop helps participants get trained in the core fundamentals of playback theatre. This includes the various roles within a Playback theatre team. It also includes the rituals that are central to Playback theatre, and the different formats within it.
Improvisation poses a challenge of thinking spontaneously and of taking an action on the spur of the moment. This is also a lot of fun to perform. The workshop starts with these activities and exercises that help the participants understand the basics of improvisation. It then progresses into practicing skills of awareness, both of the self and of the surroundings. It further jumps into the tenets of give and take as a team. Finally it ends up honing the skills of authentically expressing the feelings using body and voice.
As we move further, the workshop goes deeper into the specific forms. These are the parts of the Playback Theatre. They include not just the technicalities of the formats but also of their essence. It’s this essence that the workshop brings to the overall arc of a Playback Theatre performance.
Who can attend Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore?
The Second Playback Theatre Workshop in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX is open for everyone. In fact anyone who is looking to learn something new and is ready to explore while also having fun! Improvisation helps in building creativity and letting go of inhibitions. It also helps in sharpening the ability to respond to situations and thinking on the spur of the moment. Moreover it greatly helps develop listening skills while also shaping the ability to be empathetic. These skills are helpful to anyone and everyone, as they are essential skills for life. Hence the workshop is beneficial for anyone and everyone!
Our previous workshops have been attended by people from all walks of life. The list comprises actors, educators, social workers, life coaches, corporate employees, HR professionals and students. Actors want to add a new bow to their set of skills. Educators are keen to explore a new tool. Social workers can use this as a tool in their work with communities. Life coaches work in the space of therapy. Corporate employees want to expand their boundaries of thinking and solution-building. HR professionals are keen to utilize new methodologies for handling work related situations. Students are of course the chronic learners!
Each of them has found different aspects of the workshop to be something they can apply. And it’s not just to their professional spheres but also as individuals in their personal spaces.
Are you interested in joining this 4-day workshop titled Yes, And… Playback Theatre Training in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX?
If yes, just give us a call on 9606555607 today!
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