ELEPHANTS IN PINK PAJAMAS:
A THEATRE & STAGE ARTS PROGRAMME
Nov 22, 2021 - Feb 12, 2022 | Mon & Wed | 4-6 pm
With over 9 years of experience in varied areas of stage art, from acting to light design to direction to teaching, Bhavya is an all-rounder who’s a known face at several prestigious academies of performing arts. Bhavya has trained and mentored many children at the renowned children’s drama institute Navsarjan Academy, Indie Production's Rangayan Junior Workshop, and others.
In the last 9 years, Bhavya has executed more than 50 plays, working with the finest theatre directors across India. He has been the technical head of many theatrical events like Abhivyakti Edition 2 & 3, and International Children’s Theatre Festival 2017, 2018 & 2019. Some of the plays directed by him are Udaan, The Lantern, and Tamanna. Bhavya has been a visiting faculty of theater in a number of schools and colleges, and has also conducted theatre workshops for corporates.
At The Hive, Bhavya will tap into his experience of working with children to co-create a mini theatrical production based on an Indian lore.
A Down-to-Earth Artist
Vruddhi is a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) from the M.S. University, Baroda and a practicing Visual Artist running her private atelier – Studio Indigo. Vruddhi’s joy of life lies in giving in to her tactile instincts, and exploring different materials. While her specialization lies in clay and papier mâché, she has significant experience with wood, stone, fiberglass, plaster of Paris, cement, glass, fabric, wire, cardboard, and the like.
Vruddhi is a nature enthusiast, passionate about sustainable practices. She feels that malleable materials like clay or papier mâché resonate with her personality, and teach important lessons of life, such as being adaptable, and never giving up. To Vruddhi, sculpting is meditative and rejuvenating, and she strives for others to experience the same through her sessions.
Material exploration is an integral part of Vruddhi’s work. At The Hive, Vruddhi will encourage participants to explore the characteristics of different materials and design stage properties for the programme.
An Experienced Educator
Born into a family of teachers, Jahnavi has followed into the footsteps of her predecessors. She has been in the field of education for more than 20 years, and has an innate knack for connecting with children. Working with young kids and bringing out their creative genius is something she’s always been passionate about.
Professionally, Jahnavi has been trained in Multiple Intelligences, Primary Years Programme, and Montessori Teaching, besides her formal education degree – B.Ed. For most of her professional career, she has been associated with the Riverside school as an educator, school leader, and a teacher trainer.
While working in Keystages 1 and 2, Jahnavi has led programmes where children explore their interests to design and create life-size installations, plays, and theatre productions. At The Hive, Jahnavi will lend her expertise in co-creating Elephants in Pink Pajamas.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
elephants in pink pajamas
Would you like to tell your tale, or sing like nightingale? Caper about, or act it out? Shake a leg, or manage backstage? Pick one, pick all, because theatre is a wonderful medium to express yourself – in multifarious ways. By incorporating literature, dance, music, and fine arts, among many others, theatre serves an all-encompassing art form to channelize your creativity.
‘Elephants in Pink Pajamas’ is a theatre & stage arts programme that is of the children, by the children, and for the children. Its genesis stemmed from the thought that children have been cooped up in homes all through the COVID times, and have missed out on social interactions the most. What better way to bring some semblance of normalcy into their lives, than through theatre? Not only does theatre give children the freedom of expression that is vital to building their creativity and self-confidence, but also it balances both the left and the right sides of the brain. Most importantly, it allows children to learn by doing, rather than by seeing, hearing, or reading alone.
After a successful season 1, EIPP is back with season 2. In the 2.5-month long intensive programme, children will interact with different experts to understand the basics of theatre, and create a mini performance that could be a musical, or a mystery-in-monologues, depending on the participants’ choice.
Explore theatre as a medium of expression
Work on a combination of fine & performing arts
Understand the basics of theatre – storytelling, characterisation, acting, et al
Ideate stage arts, such as sets, costumes & props
Learn from veterans in the field
Enhance your happiness quotient while developing your creative, intellectual, emotional, and social skills
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
Theatre & allied art enthusiasts 7 years & above
Children missing out on hands-on activities in times of virtual schooling
Creativity-enhancing exercises & games
Field visit to a theatre
Artist meet with a veteran
Mini theatrical performance before an audience
1. What resources will I need to bring for this programme?
Happy minds and an eager body. The rest will be provided by The Hive.
2. What play will the participants perform on?
We will be selecting the play based on the interests of the registered group. It will be either a musical or a mystery unfolded through monologues.
3. What will be the form of the final performance?
The training programme will culminate into a mini performance at The Hive. Apart from acting, children will get a 360-degree exposure to theatre by helping in stage design, costume & prop making, and participating in backstage management. The idea of the performance is to boost children's enthusiasm, help them work in teams, and towards a goal.
4. What areas of arts will my child get exposure to?
All participants will be a part of every fine & performing art covered in the programme, be it acting, dance, stage design, costumes, or props. However, the exact assignment for each child will be determined by the mentors based on the child's aptitude and abilities.
5. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?
We will be working in small groups. Our instructors and staff are fully vaccinated, and masks will be used when indoors or within close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.
6. What happens in the event of interruption of a part of the programme for any reason?
If the programme is interrupted for any reason, it will be resumed once the situation is resolved.