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WORKSHOPS GALORE!!!

May 16, 2009

Join the dots invites you to Workshops this weekend…
 
1. Personal Development – Connecting with people
 The theatre workshop is designed to allow individuals to experience ways and means of connecting with people around them and building genuine relationships.
Date: 16th May (Saturday)
Duration: 3 hour workshop from 2.30 – 5.30 pm
Venue: 5th floor, Times of India Building, MG Road
Registration fee: Rs. 500/-
Contact person: Meenakshi- +91-98455-70014
 
2. Kaleidoscope – A theatre workshop created exclusively for children and parents to explore creativity.
Focus will be on enhancing communication between parents and children – giving them a platform to collaborate creatively
Date – 17th May 2009 (Sunday)
Duration: 3 hour workshop from 10am – 1pm
Venue: MILESTONE (Amelio MediCorp),
No. 7, Norris Road, Richmond Town, Bangalore- 25.
Registration fee: Rs.1000/- per parent and child.
Contact person: Meenakshi- +91-98455-70014
 
3. Staged – A theatre workshop created exclusively for couples
 Couples will experience the exhilaration, the fun, the irony and the melodrama of relationships integrated into theatre. Focus will be on giving couples an opportunity to get to know a little more about each other via this creative workshop.
Date – 17th May 2009 (Sunday)
Duration: 3 hour workshop from 2.30 – 5.30pm
Venue: MILESTONE (Amelio MediCorp),
No. 7, Norris Road, Richmond Town, Bangalore- 25.
Registration fee: Rs.1000/- per couple.
Contact person: Meenakshi- +91-98455-70014

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Save Lalbagh

April 15, 2009

Dear All,

Earlier this week(April 13 and 14), the Bangalore Metro Rail corporation(BMRCL) has demolished over 500 feet of Lalbagh’s wall and cut down 5 eucalyptus trees inside Lalbagh. BMRCL proposes to have a Metro station inside Lalbagh itself!

Lalbagh is protected by a separate, stringent law. In a highly undemocratic move, the Karnataka Government changed the law by moving an ordinance to acquire LalbaGh land for the Metro, rather than prefer a debate over the changed law, in the Assembly. The opposition has also failed to protest this undemocratic move.

Lalbagh and Lakshman Rao Park on R.V.Road, (also called the AC Road, Nanda Road ), both major landmarks and heritage of Bangalore are being destroyed for the Metro. This when the High Court is hearing PIL over alternatives in Metro alignment.

What seems like a minor portion of Lalbagh gone today will surely lead to greater portion of the park being taken away to create parking zones and malls that the Metro plans at its stations.

When they sought clearance, Metro authorities claimed trees on Nanda Road will be pruned, and not felled. Now they want to cut 323 trees on Nanda Road(R.V.Road) alone. The BBMP Tree Officer has confirmed that the tree felling in Lalbagh was not cleared by him.

This makes felling of Lalbagh’s heritage trees, daylight robbery!

Don’t be a mute witness to this wanton destruction and illegal desecration of our parks and open spaces. Come out and protest. Demand from candidates standing from Bangalore South to make their stand clear on the issue.

Let us stop the illegal construction of Metro in Lalbagh.

Join the Human Chain to be formed at the illegal demolition site(at R.V.Road, near Lalbagh westgate) on Wednesday,

April 15, 6.00 pm. Be there. 6 pm

. ……. Hasiru Usiru

Act More!!

April 13, 2009

JOIN THE DOTS presents

Act More

This three hour THEATRE workshop is aimed at individuals in the age group of 14yrs – 65yrs. It is based on the principles of experiential learning. This medium of theatre is designed to help you be creative, innovative and pursue your hobby. Come de-stress as you explore theatre during the session and follow up sessions will be made available to interested individuals.

Day& Date; Saturday 18th April

Duration ; 2.30 – 5.30 pm.

Registration Fee: Rs. 500/-

Venue; Cubbon Park

You can also get in touch with me for more details

PH: 9844014223

drdayaprasad99@gmail.com

De-Stress on Saturday Morning

April 11, 2009

Saturday morning…. long weekend…. destressing!!!! and that too at 10 in the morning. No ways. let me sleep a while longer. Well, all those who thought this way truely missed out on a great opportunity. But this was not the case for 16 participants who decided to be there.  I am sure all of them were successful in shedding a lot of stress by the end of the 3 hour session. Let us hear from them what they felt about it.

Do feel free to comment and let us know how you felt at the end of the workshop.

Here is a quick look at what happened at the workshop.

 

Standing L-R: Dr. Syeda, Swaroopa, Dipica, Kamini aunty, Krishnan, Yadav, Ramesh, Sunil, Nikhil, Srikanth Sitting: Tabu, Meghna, Mukesh, Sachin, Amit

Standing L-R: Dr. Syeda, Swaroopa, Dipica, Kamini aunty, Krishnan, Yadav, Ramesh, Sunil, Nikhil, Srikanth Sitting: Tabu, Meghna, Mukesh, Sachin, Amit

 

Young India on Climate Change

April 3, 2009

We at the British Council have organised a program on the subject of “What does young Indian think about Climate Change?

British Council recently conducted a research in 4 cities in India covering about 800 plus young people (18 to 25) to find out what they really think about climate change. The research was conducted by A C Nielson.
Now we are ready with the research findings and we want to use this as a platform to initiate dialogue with the youth on this topic. We hope to create awareness and motivate them to take some concrete steps towards mitigating the results of climate change.
 
The event
A film on climate change (about an hour)
Sharing of research findings (5 minutes)
Panel discussion (50 minutes)

 

climate-change

Theatre workshop

March 26, 2009

Join the dots presents a 3 hour theatre workshop Lend me your voice…. Speak for someone Let someone speak for you Follow the voice in sync Create something new It’s as easy as 123…

1. Sign up for the workshop

2. Listen to the magic of voice

3. See it come alive in a performance

Date: 28th March, Saturday

Timing: 2.30-5.30 pm

Venue: Cubbon Park

Registration fee: Rs.500/-

Ph: 9844014223

Meeting Macbeth.. Repeat show!!

March 22, 2009

Meeting Macbeth, a devised performance, at the premises of Sukrupa, #15, G.R.Layout, Cholanayakanahalli, R.T.Nagar (Near Rajiv Gandhi Dental College), on Monday, the 23rd of March, at seven P.M.
‘Meeting Macbeth’ is a piece created in our recent workshop on physicality, voice, breath, rhythm and movement through Shakespearean text. It is about ‘meeting’ Macbeth – discovering the archetypal Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who lie within us.  The performers explore the connections between Macbeth and their personal lives, and the world they (and indeed all of us) live in, by sharing personal stories inspired by and created in response to the text. It is also an exploration of the interconnections of masculine and feminine energy in the form of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and their interrelationship, as well as looking at the witches and looking for their meaning and significance through acts of ritual, play, movement, song and dance. The performance attempts to look at the human face of Macbeth – at the man behind the mask of  the painted devil, trying to find that human face in the mirror. In so doing, it laments the passing of an inner state of beauty, and its replacement with a world of cynicism where a religion of love is turned into a religion of blood, where unknowing and terror haunt our footsteps. Above all, the performance is a celebration of theatre – of all the rasaas of the Indian tradition, and is thus ultimately an attempt to celebrate Shakespeare through Indian performance aesthetics, and in so doing, celebrate the human self itself.
This performance is being presented in association with Sukrupa, an NGO whose mission is to help underprivileged children escape a background of poverty, slum life, illiteracy and ignorance, replacing these challenges with hope and opportunities available to mainstream children.

Cast: Dayaprasad, Mythili, Neelam, Richa and Vindhya

Entry is by invitation only, and is restricted to thirty people.

Please call 9844014223 or mail drdayaprasad99@gmail.com

Deccan Herald, !9 March 2009

Deccan Herald, !9 March 2009

Reflections in the mirror..

March 19, 2009

Presented by Join the dots

Come see the reflection of your idea, thought and fantasy become real

Its as easy as 1-2-3

1. Sign up for the workshop

2. Bring an Idea, a Thought and a Fantasy with you

3. See it come alive in a three-hour theatre workshop

Venue; Cubbon Park

Date;Saturday- 21st March

Time; 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Registration Fee; Rs.500/-

PH: 9844014223

drdayaprasad99@gmail.com

In the Presss again!!!!

March 11, 2009
Bangalore Mirror, 11 March 2009. In the Pic: Raghu, Mukesh and Doc (Dayaprasad) in the middle of a session.

Bangalore Mirror, 11 March 2009. In the Pic: Raghu, Mukesh and Doc (Dayaprasad) in the middle of a session.

Publication:Bangalore Mirror; Date:Mar 11, 2009; Section:City; Page Number:11

Bettering lives through theatre Join the Dots organisation does not believe in just producing plays. Helping people from all age groups overcome their fears and imbibe soft skills through theatre is its aim NISHANTH S COONTOOR

Theatre, for most audiences, is a medium through which they might find some entertainment while for an artiste it is a forum to express himself without any hitches. Well, how would it be if there was a role reversal wherein the audience became the artiste who, given the full freedom of expression in this medium, learned to overcome his fears and add to his life skills? Join the Dots, an organisation that regularly conducts theatre workshops, is doing just this. Changing lives, while taking theatre to the people, even those without professional aspirations.

Started by Rahul George in 2004, the group has been imparting soft skills, helping build team spirit and settle any issues that a person might have through theatre. “We conduct theatre workshops for age groups between six and 65 years where we get people from various backgrounds like medicine, engineers, CEOs, housewives, school children and senior citizens. Participants don’t always want to be actors. They just want to explore their creativity and do something with it,” explains Rahul.

“Theatre is such a strong medium, and something that I was always interested in. I have worked in the corporate sector and know the importance of combining vocational skills professionally,” he says.

WORKSHOP ROUTE

Join the Dots has been conducting workshops for corporate houses such as Wipro and Infosys among others. Explaining how the group imparts skills that can be absorbed and polished through this medium, Meenakshi, who has been with it since 2005, says, “When we write a play, it is not written keeping a particular person in mind. It happens often that a 20-something has to play the role of a 65-year-old and vice versa. Unlike in traditional plays, we give them full liberty to put up an act of how they perceive a 60 year old, without giving them instructions.” She has taught before, but it’s the uniqueness that interests her. “We do not have any fixed syllabus which is taught to a large group of people. We look at catering to every individual’s need, which is different,” she says. Rahul adds, “Every scene has no dominating person or character. It’s always teamwork that pays. Suppose this scene is performed by a group from the workplace, it only sensitises them to understand this. And it is this sensitising of people that relaxes them, opens them and simply puts across the importance of dealing with people.”

They have also had participants looking for mentoring and counselling, hoping to discover their career paths, looking to resolve conflicts or to simply discover their true selves.

It may not be an easy task, but the response and satisfaction keeps them going. “We have had many participants who developed courage to move on to bigger projects. And yes, there were a few who have even become actors, and have even begun their institutes,” says Meenakshi.

Musten Jiruwala who runs his own software firm Software Techmust, joined this workshop in 2005. “Stage fear was a major hurdle that I overcame during the workshops. Apart from this, I feel I have become more confident and am also a lot more creative,” he says. And he says he can communicate better now. “During a play, an actor has to speak focusing on his audience. I have now applied this to my business where I explain keeping my client in my mind, something that I did not understand earlier.” Musten still goes back very often and is writing plays when not working.

OVERCOMING COMPLEXES

Karthikeyan Ramadas used the training to follow his dreams. “I worked in the ATS industry where it was simply monotonous. I felt that I was creative enough to do something on my own. I joined the workshop because I was interested in writing plays. Acting, I felt, was not my cup of tea because I would stammer a lot. After a lot scripting, I was encouraged to overcome my stammer.” Karthikeyan now acts, and even delivers dialogues with no hesitation. He chucked his old job to begin his own ad agency called Pixelenic with his friend. “Actually, I owe this to Rahul and Meenakshi,” he says. “I was scared and skeptical if I would be able to carry this off. It was their advice and support that gave me the courage.”

Meenakshi says, “We want to do something in the NGO sector. We will be working on projects with children. We want to help them by conducting fun and learning exercises in whatever small way we can.”