These are the questions that will propel and shape this three-week intensive. Theater Mitu will bring together a group of international participants, American teaching artists and Indian masters to rigorously engage with these core questions.
In conservatory arts training, the artist’s personal mythology is often overlooked in an attempt to focus on technique, achievement and success. But the question remains, what propels the artist? What is their belief system? What stories have formed who they are and the work they create? We believe the answers to these questions can only be discovered when the artist is asked to forget everything they think they know and in so doing, explore themselves outside of a context that is familiar; artistically, philosophically, aesthetically, and geographically. It is this belief that began the extensive and ongoing conversation with some of South India’s most accomplished masters and artists.
Our South India Artist Intensive Program is still on hold due to COVID-19. We hope to resume the program in the summer of 2024.
DATES: TBA, but likely three weeks in June, 2024.
LOCATION: Visthar Center for Social Justice and Peace, Bangalore, India
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND TUITION:
Early Applications: March 1st, 2024 – $4,000
Regular Applications: April 1st, 2024 – $4,500
*Tuition includes round trip airfare from New York City, room and board, and local travel for research outings and cultural immersion experiences
Theater Mitu’s “Dramaturgy of Disruption”
Theater Mitu’s “Physical Creation Laboratory”
Theater Mitu’s “Research and Archive in Arts Practice”
INSTRUCTORS AND GUESTS
P.V. Sivakumar Gurukkal
Swapna George Sivakumar
Ettumanoor P. Kannan
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