18 Aug 2009
GLOBAL ARTIST WORKSHOP PROGRAM ’09 (GAWP ’09) is a 3-month
long residential workshop open to performance artists/students from
around the world who wish to familiarize themselves with,
experience and engage with some Indian approaches to
performance culture, this will be a tailor-made platform to begin
creative dialogue & open up possibilities for long-term collaborations
at a global level.
The 3 months of residency will be spent in training, craft work and
research in the domain of performance. The Company Theatre will
invite experts and teachers from various performance disciplines that
are valuable to and can be directed to fortify the performer’s
process. Amongst others, these disciplines include Yoga,
Kalerippayattu and Voice Training based in Hindustani Classical
Vocal Tradition. 1-2 days discussion forums will also be facilitated
with some renowned practitioners of Modern Indian theatre. These
will be focused on a deeper understanding and employment of the
workshop learning when working in contemporary forms of theatre.
Participants will be invited after a thorough selection process including detailed review of past work/training and involvement in other cultural
exchange programs, contact with given references and e-mail interview.
Artists of any age involved in performance activity or with a
background of performance training are invited to apply. Performers from the following disciplines may apply: Theatre, Mime, Clown, Puppetry, Contemporary Dance and Music. All artists applying must be open to physically fulfilling the rigorous training and skill exchange that will be practiced during the workshop.
Applications must be made both on e-mail as well as in hard copy (details in the application form). The application material will not be returned to the participants. The decision of The Company Theatre in selection of the participants will be final and binding.
The language required for this project is English.
The participation fee for GAWP ‘09 (duration: 3 months) is € 4000.
The selection process starts from August 30th ‘09 on first come first
served basis. Admittance will be on first come, first serve basis after
Applications close on 30th September 2009.
Based in Mumbai, The Company Theatre (TCT) is a theatre
organization with over 15 years of experience in the creation,
sustenance and dissemination of theatrical work. Its ensemble of
activities includes performances, theatre workshops and seminars,
performance-related studies, theatre festivals and international
Over the last five years, its efforts have been directed towards the
fruition of its most ambitious project: The Company Theatre
WORKSPACE - an international residency for theatre research &
performance. This dream rests on 5 acres of land, surrounded by the
inspiring environs of a lake, mountains and open fields in the Indian
countryside. It is located three hours away from the bustling city of
Mumbai, near the hill-station of Lonavala in Maharashtra. Led by its
founder, theatre director and performer, Atul Kumar, this is a facility
that aims to provide performance artists with uninterrupted time and
space to further research and creative work.
Alongside an emphasis on steady training and RIAZ (a term mostly
used in the field of Indian classical music referring to dedicated &
laborious study, devotion and practice), TCT Workspace is also
conceived as a laboratory that focuses on inter-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange. It is The Company Theatre’s constant
endeavor to bring together artists from different backgrounds and
disciplines in order to connect and create with each other by sharing
skills and experiences.
For more information on the company theatre workspace please visit