To take Writing Through Movement, part I, to a level higher with an additional faculty, Mahesh Dattani, a playwright, stage director, screen writer and filmmaker. To give equal importance to the writing aspect as much as to the idea of stirring emotions through movement in space and time and the 5 elements. The workshop will be conducted by Mahesh Dattani and Yuki Ellias. They will weave tools of writing, movement and performance to enable a three dimensional perspective on the art of storytelling.
Yuki Ellias is a performer, teacher, movement director & filmmaker. She trained at the Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris and is a trained pedagogue from the London International School of Performing Arts. She worked for Opera North, UK’s leading opera company, as Movement Director on their production of Mozart’s Magic Flute. Her debut feature film as co writer and actress won an Audience Choice Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival. She co-founded Dur Se Brothers – a collaborative arts based company that creates boutique performances in alternative spaces. They conduct regular workshops in theatre, writing, storytelling and create bespoke workshops for corporate clients.Read more
Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, stage director, screen writer and filmmaker. His published works include FINAL SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PLAYS, TARA, a COLLECTED WORKS edition in two volumes published by Penguin India and BRIEF CANDLE AND OTHER PLAYS also by Penguin. He is a Sahitya Akademi Awardee, the highest award for a literary work in the country, Mahesh is the first to receive this award. Today his plays are produced in all the major cities of India and abroad including London, Leicester, New York, Washington DC, Sydney, Colombo and Dubai. Most of his plays have been translated and performed in Hindi, Gujarati and Kannada.His plays are on the syllabus of several Indian and foreign universities and schools.His works have been adjudged best motion picture at the Barcelona Film Festival 2003 and at the Cairo Film Festival, he won the award for best artistic contribution.Read more