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Ranga Shankara AHA!'s Summer Express Is Back!


Apr 12 | 10 a.m.

Runs till: May 09


Ranga Shankara

36/2, 8th Cross Rd, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar 560078

Event Description

Ranga Shankara AHA's signature Summer Express 2021 is being held from 12th Apr to 9 May. Summer workshops around the theme of theatre will be conducted for children aged 8 to 12 years. The faculty members have been chosen from across the country. Two weeks of elaborate workshops will culminate in a presentation to the parents and press on the Ranga Shankara stage. All the COVID-19 related precautions will be taken during the workshops.

This year, the facilitators will be renowned theatre practitioners S Surendranath, Sujay Saple, Shravana Heggodu, Anuja Ghosalkar, Pallavi Chander, and Shaili Sathyu. The workshops are a part of Ranga Shankara's AHA! programme, among the country's best full-fledged and sustained Theatre for Children programmes.

The workshop will be conducted in two batches. The first batch will take place between 12th and 25th Apr 2021. The second batch will take place between 26th Apr and 9th  May 2021 and each batch is a complete course in itself. Workshops start at 10 AM and end at 4 PM and will be conducted every day except Sundays. The performance by the children will be on 25th Apr and 9th May for the two batches.

Centred on the themes of experiencing and making theatre, the workshops include learning the art of storytelling, acting, puppetry, etc. In a special this year, there is a workshop on street theatre, which teaches children the art of quickly putting up a show. Every workshop will involve several facets of theatre – writing, acting, directing, puppetry, etc.

The workshop details are as follows:

Batch 1 (12 to 25 Apr 2021)

·         Surendranath S - 'Playing in Chorus' (ages 10 - 12)

·         Shaili Sathyu - 'The Secret Is Out - Staging Mystery Stories (ages 8 - 12)

·         Anuja Ghoshalkar - 'Listen, the Photos Speak!' (ages 8 - 12)

Batch 2 (26 Apr to 9 May 2021)

·         Sujay Saple - 'Stories We Make (ages 9 - 12)

·         Pallavi Chander - 'Exploring the Magic of Street Theatre (ages 9 - 12)

·         Shravana Heggodu - 'Playing with Puppets' (ages 8 - 12)

Each workshop is open to 20 participants. Parents can register their children from 6th Mar 2021 at the Ranga Shankara office between 11 AM to 5 PM every day (Monday holiday). Date of birth proof must be mandatorily presented. Payments can be made via cash, cheque, and cards. More details about the workshops can be found on Ranga Shankara's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rangashankara). Queries can also be directed to programming@rangashankara.in.

"Summer Express is an intensive and thoughtfully laid-out theatre workshop series specially designed for children. We ensure that we only take in limited participants so that our facilitators can pay attention to each student. Especially now, in the time of 'screen fatigue' and the absence of physical schools, there is a need for children to engage with their peers sans the digital. Learning together and having fun together is more important now than ever before. All COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly enforced and the safety and health of our participants, facilitators, and volunteers prioritized", says Arundhati Nag.

About Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara is the definitive space for quality theatre in Bangalore.  Since it opened its doors in October 2004, Ranga Shankara has developed into one of the nerve centres of theatre in India, firmly believing in ‘a play a day’, resulting in over 6000 performances by local, national and international troupes in a range of languages in Ranga Shankara’s 15 years. One of the most affordable, accessible theatres in the country (making it a favourite among amateur theatre troupes), Ranga Shankara is also known for its many festivals such as the annual Theatre Festival, AHA! Festival of Theatre for Children and Equal, all contributing to the richness of cultural fabric of not just Bangalore, but India, too. 


Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross Rd, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Phone: 080 2649 3982

Registration Date: 6th March, 2021 onwards

Registration: Ranga Shankara office between 11 AM to 5 PM every day (Monday holiday)

Workshop Dates:  12th Apr to 9th May 2021

Workshop Timing: 10 AM to 4 PM

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