Date: 13 NOVEMBER
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: CENTRAL LIBRARY, PATTO
Age Group: Open to All
Max Participants per Workshop: 5
Johnny Miller is a photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary projects. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has extensive networks and knowledge of contemporary African and world issues. His focus is on the urban, cultural, and social issues facing humanity in a fast-changing world. He has received worldwide acclaim for his project “Unequal Scenes”, an aerial exploration of inequality in South Africa.
Johny attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, USA, and the University of Cape Town. He has had his work featured in BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times (ZA), and many more publications.
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The workshop consists of four elements:
1. Exploring gross physical movements in relation to space – ‘deconstructing’ the Sanskrit theatrical concepts of ‘ākāśa-maṇḍala’ and ‘ākāśa-cārī’ based on Sage Bharata’s Nāṭyaśāstra.
2. Exploring the definition of Sanskrit ‘stage-space’ based on the kakṣya-vibhāga discussion in the Nāṭyaśāstra.
3. Exploring subtle physical movements in relation to space – the expression of emotions, specially the movement of eyes – based on the concept of sthāyibhāva, vyabhicāribhāva and rasa in Nāṭyaśāstra.
4. Reading Select Sanskrit Dramas – focusing on the expression of ‘space’ explored in I, II and III above. The participants will be able to understand and appreciate the dramatic notion of space in Sanskrit dramas – why and how of the idea of space portrayed in Sanskrit plays.