16 MAR TO 18 AUG 2019
Now Showing Ensemble Production
A 5-MONTH-LONG,PRODUCTION BASED CONTEMPORARY THEATRE ENSEMBLE TRAINING PROGRAM
The base process draws from Indian traditional dance forms, its theory, everyday urban rituals and the pedagogy of embodied practice from the London International School of Performing Arts in Berlin. The roots of this creative process lie in the practice that everything is born from the knowledge and physicality of the body. Thrice a week we will share the space to explore our own bodies, the collective body and the spaces we inhabit to bring out stories perhaps unknown to and from within us.
This process work makes everyday physical practice the source of material generation along with placing the body as the skeletal framework to build upon. The months will entail exploration of movements, words, lines, sounds, images and physical spaces.
Manishikha has been an Odissi dancer for the most part of her life. She engages with different aspects of performance and performance building, arts management, organizing socio-political movements and teaching young adults. In 2018 she debuted her first production ‘Green Room’ in OddBird Theatre and Foundation. In the last year she has also been playing in ‘Sonnets’ by the Guild of the Goat. Lately she is enrolled under the London School of Performing Arts in Berlin studying Devised Theatre and Performing Arts and teaches as a visiting faculty in Ashoka University.
Manishikha has been a programme co-ordinator for the project ‘Dance Union’ under Gati Dance Forum before jumping on-board with Mallika Taneja to manage Lost and Found Trust in the past. She has been instrumental in curating and managing a private alternate performance space in Delhi along with making Odissi accessible to common man through public space performances.