Evoking the Actor in Character
16thJanuary, 2014, Bangalore
The workshop is designed to help the animator to physically create the character in him and understand the finer details of acting. The workshop is a serious attempt to raise the bar of the quality performance for Animators as well as ambitious freshers by introducing a definite technique to acting. This workshop could also be seen as a life-skill workshop.
This workshop is designed for the Character Animator to build upon core areas of acting: Human body movement, voice and mind and the development of strong performance through understanding the Director’s notes & story board. The animator will experience an amazing power of self-expression.
The intention of the course is to introduce acting as an amazing form of art and a great responsibility that goes beyond just animating character. It will prepare the participants to look at acting from a different perspective than merely reacting or responding to a situation as is commonly understood. As the course deals with the body and the mind, joint movements and focus on emotions, reading sub-texts muscle control, etc. it would be appropriate for character animation. The workshop does not make the animator into an actor; it seeds within him a culture of theatres. He wakes up from his seat, to physically create the character in himself and ultimately gets in touch with his own life. The workshop makes the animator realize that he has the magical powers to touch and move his viewer.
Taught with consistency, dedication and focus as an advanced skills workshop, this is a must for those dedicated to understand the craft of acting. We demand a high level of commitment, focus and energy from the participants and take pride in keeping focused on individual attention and development through intensive training.
Ms. Vandana Prabhu, has juggled theater alongside her academic and professional career in electrical engineering for 20 years in India & USA. Formally trained in Speech & Drama, Trinity College of London (Grade 7), she found her calling for theatre whilst acting and directing in numerous stage performances of BITS Pilani Drama Club, including AR Gurney’s “Love Letters” & Harold Pinter’s “The Room”. She has also been a trainer for Trinity College of London Speech & Drama course at Jagriti since 2012.
Her most recent performances include Jagriti’s season productions of Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cellphone” (2013) and Anita Nair’s “A Twist of Lime” (2012). Her past work includes acting in Mumbai based AKVarious’ production of Miro Gavran’s “All About Women” (nominated for META 2009, selected for Prithvi Theatre Festival 2008) in Mumbai and Mahesh Dattani’s “Bravely Fought the Queen” (2004) in San Francisco.
- Understanding the character’s body, and understanding how it relates to the frame it occupies.
- Practical workshop with games & performance.
- Connecting with the character’s inner impulse.
- Learning to perform, rather than think.
- Exploring character, reading sub-texts and releasing the actor’s imagination
Address: # 613, 2nd Floor, 1st Main Sector 6, HSR Layout, Bangalore 560102
Mobile: +91 99497 09499, +91 7795547678
Days: 3 days from 16th – 18th January, 2014
Timings: 8 hours per day [9:30 AM – 6:00 PM]
Number of participants: 25
Fee: Rs. 1,500 for working Professionals and Rs. 1,000 for Students [inclusive of Lunch and high tea]