Saturday, 23 March 2019 to Sunday, 24 March 2019

We live in a time where the concept of ‘self-care’ is prevalent, and yet, never have people been more disconnected from their true selves. 

British Council invites you to a workshop on  'Performance and critical thinking' by Nayantara Nayar, Chevening Scholar for Contemporary Performance Practices, the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. 

She is a researcher and performance maker. She has been honored with the Best Theatre Artist at Stella Maris College, Chennai. A co-writer of ‘The Lottery’ which was long-listed for the Hindu Playwriting Award 2018, Nayantara is also a creator of the award-winning performance, ‘Amma, what is black pepper in Malayalam?’ for the University of Kent, and for TBT Productions, London. Her film ‘Time Vampires’ was screened in student competitive category at Film Southasia.

The objective of the workshop is to leave participants with a more genuine connection to their inner lives, while also providing them with the tools necessary for the creation of a critical self-concept.  

Using theatre and storytelling, people will get to think about themselves and their stories, the undercurrents of desire and the fear that drive us all. It is an opportunity to think about how the culture we exist in shapes and influences us, and how we, in turn, affect that culture. 

Date: 23 and 24 March 2019

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on both days 

Venue: British Council, 737 Anna Salai Chennai, 600002

Fee: INR 2500 for members of the library. Click here to register

         INR 4000 for non-members of the library. Click here to register.  

All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop

Terms and Conditions

  • A non-refundable fee is payable in full prior to the commencement of the session. Payments can be made either by cash or card at the British Council customers services desk
  • If obliged to cancel an event, the British Council reserves the right to do so without further liability, subject to the return of any fee already paid
  • The schedule of the workshop is subject to change

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