A full-time certification course in creativity and performing arts:
META ’18 is a creative arts programme designed to develop hybrid approaches in the field of multidisciplinary arts with a focus on movement arts and visual intelligence.

The course spans over 6 weeks – Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm. This year we begin on June 11th, 2018 and end the program on July 21st, 2018.

Where: At Meeraqi, 601, 1st Floor, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar 560038 Bangalore, India

When:

June 11th, 2018 to July 21st, 2018 (6 weeks)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday to Friday)

Deadline for applications: May 25, 2018

Focus:

The focus area at META ’18 lies in a transformative process of creation through experimentation amongst groups guided and mentored by artists from various different fields.

With movement at its core (though not a necessary element), META ’18 constantly strives to bring in fields of research including philosophy, cinema, dream work, gender studies, music and sound, installations, art appreciation and theory in anatomy as well as in art.

Unification:

This creative arts programme is driven by a strong emphasis on the art of art-making not as a way to “create to confuse” but to create to express and declare thoughts that can be assimilated, discussed, revealed and revered.

META ’18 creative arts programme aims at creating pieces of art that are discomforting, challenging, in the realm of body and sound, sound and projection, written script, script and illustration, photography series, film, site-specific work, a monologue, installation (body or otherwise) and how it all comes together as one unified artistic approach to creation.

Facilitation:

The program is facilitated by 5 facilitators. Get ready to be immersed in a 6-week experience in creation and performance after an informed theory and practice of various artistic disciplines.

Insight:

META ’18 creative arts programme is more than just an educational program. The format combines emphasis on “out of the box thinking”, creative learning, nonlinear narrative understanding, creative writing through a special focus on storyboard and scripting, and flexibility of thought by pushing abstract thinking.

Action:

This creative arts programme is not just focused on providing the students with these unique and varied artistic tools, but to see to it that they understand and truly embody group-work and hence a large area of focus is around team-work, group-solidarity, human relationships and real meaning of an artistic life that can be achieved even without competition through genuine collaborations.

Values:

Transparent communication, self-discipline, shared ideas, collaborations, joy of community-driven language, creation for a dialogue are a few things that we encourage at META ’18.

META ‘18 creative arts programme is curated by Meeraqi, an arts organization, in collaboration with some very inspiring facilitators, with focus on multidisciplinary approaches to art-making and creation.

Meet the Facilitators…

Sahiba Singh (ART OF WRITING ART):

Sahiba Singh is a contemporary dancer and a writer. She is the creative director at Meeraqi, an arts organization in Bangalore.
Sessions facilitated by Sahiba at META ’18 creative arts programme will be about bringing all the creative thoughts – abstract, realistic, surrealistic, expressionistic and impressionistic in nature, on a simple paper, decoded through words.
Sahiba will be facilitating a movement improvisation and creative writing workshop to inform a narrative thread that will tie the process of creation.
Sahiba believes in expression through the awareness of the body with a thread of written narrative at its core. Hence her sessions will focus on opening up the body, the joints, spine manipulation, understanding basics of release technique and decoding all of that into text. Abstract, dreamlike and ecstatic!

Sudeep Bhattacharya (DECONSTRUCTING PATTERNS):

Artistic creation with an emphasis on cinema and photography
Sudeep will be engaged in film curation and visual programming at META ’18 creative arts programme.
Sudeep Bhattacharya is a filmmaker/photographer. He is the director of Meeraqi, an arts organisation.
He is driven to create a strong storytelling artistic mind through the medium of visual arts – Photography and Film. Sudeep will be curating movies to be seen, photo walks, and artistic discussions on films and other media involving storytelling.

Nakula Somana (VISUAL MOVEMENT DESIGN):
Nakula is a movement artist, founder of The Kha foundation. In META ’18 creative arts programme he will be facilitating release technique along with visual design for complex choreographic structures.

At META ’18 creative arts programme, Nakula Somana will be taking you through sessions of physical training along with a visual design that embodies the physical characteristics of the body.

Raam Kumar (KALARIPAYATTU AND VOICE TRAINING):

Raam is a Kalaripayattu artist, which is a martial art form from Kerala. He is also a contemporary dancer and a physical theatre performer who works extensively with the concept of ‘voice with movement’ and body reflexes to find a new vocabulary which is what he will be facilitating at META ’18 creative arts programme.

Vinod Ravindran (FINDING STORIES THROUGH THEATRE):

Vinod is a theatre director, actor and producer with some of his plays touring extensively – one of them titled ‘How Cow Now Cow’.
He believes that everything happening around is theatrical that can be expressed on stage given the right tools and understanding of performance. At META ’18 creative arts programme, Vinod will be working on acting, narratives, storytelling, intention, scripting and much more.

To apply, please email to info@meeraqi.com

Cost for participants: €400

Contact details:
Email – info@meeraqi.com
Mobile – +918861437687

For further information, please visit https://meeraqi.com

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