Chandigarh,17.08.13:The Experimental Theatre Foundation is invited by Buro Fur Kultur Und-Medien Projekte to Europe to perform play “Drop by Drop: Water” in Germany , Slovenia and Austria  for 65 days from 26th of August to 29th  of October 2013. The play" Drop by Drop: Water” will be performed in Hamburg, Ehingen,Oschatz,Erfurt,Darmstadt in Germany, Ljublijana & Szenana ( Solvenia, Vienna and Linz in Austria.

Manjul Bhardwaj will conduct theatre workshops on his philosophy “Theatre of Relevance” with theatre professionals and young pupil in Europe. This is a significant contribution and recognition of Indian theatre and its trends in Europe and other parts of the world.

 

The Experimental Theatre Foundation has completed 21 years of Theatre of Relevance (1992-2013). Founded in 1992 by Manjul Bhardwaj in view to practice “Theatre of Relevance”. Experimental Theatre Foundation has performed more than 28 plays on more than 15,000 times nationally and internationally & conducted more than 120 theatre workshops all over India and Germany, Austria and Europe in which more than 4000 potential theatre performers participated.

 In these years the organization has gone through a journey from nukkads, remote interior of grassroots, tribal belts, villages, towns, slums of metropolitan cities, well known performing venues to the international arena through performances on streets, stage, workshop and innovative thought of “Theatre as medium of  constructive Change”.

 “Theatre of Relevance” has brought a sea change in the life of Priyanka Rawat, Kiran Pal, Priyanka Vavhal, Kajal Deobansi, Sayali Pawaskar, Malhar Pansre & Ashwini Nandekar who will perform Play “Drop by Drop: Water” . The play is written & directed by well known theatre personality Manjul Bhardwaj is a journey of  the formation, celebration and destruction of water

“Water is the culture
Helping us to nurture
Water is the power
let’s save it everywhere!

Water is the miracle in nature. It generates itself through a natural cycle & cultivates, cleans, & helps all of us to survive. This universe or globe cannot exist without water. Nature proposes & man disposes. Has the man fulfilled his responsibility towards water? Yes being the living creatures, we all have right on water. But what about our responsibility to conserve, preserve & reserve it? While realizing our own rights, do we also think of fellow human beings who are deprived of their rights? For most of us it is our basic need but for some of us has converted marketing & selling of this natural resource into their greed for money. So water is the business also! We are playing with this super power by destroying plants, ponds, wells, & rivers & replacing them with buildings, malls, factories. With man's greed for modernization, will water remain our means of survival or will it be a means to our end?

Water doesn't discriminate
Water doesn't alienate
It civilizes us
It humanizes us! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MANJUL BHARDWAJ


Manjul Bhardwaj has discovered himself as a theatre person. He is equipped with performing skills as an actor, director, writer, facilitator and initiator in theatre. He is a dreamer/visionary and has the positive attitude & skills to actualize the dreams. He initiated the philosophy of “Theatre of Relevance” on 12th August 1992 and practicing it in India and all over the world.

As a performer since last 28 years he has been 16000 times on stage. As writer and director, he has written and directed more than 25 plays. He has conducted more than 300 “Theatre of Relevance” workshops for different Organizations/Institutions/Groups, etc. in 28 states of India and abroad.

He has been invited for theatrical tours to Singapore and Germany and conducted more than 30 theatre workshops for several Theatre Groups/Institutions/Schools/Organizations in Germany, Austria and other countries in Europe. Theatre world in Europe is inviting him to conduct workshops on “Theatre of Relevance”. Brandeis University, Boston USA sends students for internship to understand fundamentals, principles, concepts and processes of “Theatre of Relevance”.

He has been working in theatre since last 25 years at grassroots level in rural & tribal parts, towns and Metro cities of India to the elitist international levels. He founded Experimental Theatre Foundation in 1992- a pioneer theatre movement in India. ETF – a laboratory of constructive change through theatre.

He has proved through his work with child labourers in Mumbai and other parts of India that theatre is a medium of change. He is instrumental in rehabilitation of 50,000 child labourers through theatre performances and training. His play “Mera Bachpan” has been performed more than 12,000 times in India and abroad.

He is instilling positive attitude & strong will power to live among HIV infected & affected children, youth, women & men by developing performing teams on HIV & AIDS.

By developing positive self concept / image and breaking the stereotypical understanding of women in society he has facilitated the rehabilitation of 1500 women victim of sexual & domestic violence.

His play “Laadli” dealing with the issue of “Sex Selection” (the homicide of female fetus) has been an eye opener- currently performed throughout INDIA. He is closely working with children in difficult situation, deprived women and girls, adolescents (girls and boys), government officials from implementers to policy makers.

He is a human process facilitator & corporate trainer. He has evolved “Theatre of Relevance” based training modules in corporate & Management development. He is experimenting & implementing “Theatre of Relevance” based training modules for more than a decade in reputed public & private sector companies i.e., ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Tehri Hydro Development Corporation, Central Bank of India & Reliance Energy( Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group)

His concept ‘Role of theatre of Relevance in HR’ is used as pedagogical tool to learn HR process in EMPI’s Udai Pareek HR labs in EMPI Business School, Delhi. He has also intervened in understanding human processes through theatre in ISABS. He is a visiting faculty in a number of institutions, academies and organizations in India & abroad.

He has received best actor award for his play “door se kisi ne awaaz di”. He is awarded with the certificate of “Citizen’s Council for Better Tomorrow” presented by governor of Maharashtra at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. He is awarded UNFPA- LAADLI Media award for gender sensitivity for the year 2006-7 in “Theatre – Street Theatre” category.

Committed Communities Development Trust felicitated for outstanding contribution to the field of Theatre/Music/Animation/Literature/Cinema for children in “Child Speak -a state level conference on Child Participation” on 27—28 December 2012 in Mumbai
His play B-7 was premiered in the UNESCO General Assembly; Hanover, Germany. His play “Vishwa – The World” was premiered at Beiersdorf AG (NIVEA cold cream) in Hamburg, Germany. He has conducted a series of interactive and participative theatre workshops-cum-performances through a play called “Gudgudee” for tsunami-affected children in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India for UNICEF.

At present developing play writers, actors, directors, and facilitators of change, better human beings & practitioners of
“Theatre of Relevance”



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