About theatre arts

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Abhivyaktee conducted a 15-day intensive theatre workshop with a special emphasis on ‘tiatr’. The workshop concluded with a presentation of skits in Konkani performed by the participants aged between 10 to 16 years.

Based on the various exercises gleaned in the workshop, the presentation included various humorous scenes ‘dekhave’; an incident based on an exercise on ‘improvisation’; a comedy play titled ‘Teacher, Mhaka Pass Kor’; and a special cantar written by Tina Costa and performed by the participants.

Chief guest at the event was the member secretary of Tiatr Academy of Goa, Cezar D’Mello. In his address, he briefly explained the history of tiatr and encouraged the participants to take a more active part in the art form. He also appreciated the efforts put in by Sunaparanta and Abhivyaktee to carry the tradition to the next generation.

The resource persons at the workshop were Anagha Deshpande and Saish Deshpande backed by the president of Abhivyaktee, Sandip Deshpande and tiatr practitioners Carmin Joseph e Vas and Fermino Goes who conducted various sessions on character development, body movement, use of proscenium, voice and speech, improvisations, theatre games and the history of tiatr. There was also a special session by Akanksha Parab on ‘Theatre for Personality Development’.

The Konkani art form of tiatr has a strong tradition that Sunaparanta supports in several ways. Being a non-profit arts education initiative of Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar, Sunaparanta is proud to be part of this community of theatre artists and their audiences and in supporting children’s theatre activities and Goa’s traditional art form, a project taken up by Abhivyaktee to inculcate elements of performing arts in order to expose them to various theatre elements.