Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their voices and/or the movements of their bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic expression. Performing arts include a variety of disciplines including Martial Arts, Theater, Dance, Music and Poetry.
Looking at all the new formats of theatre, dance and music coming out, there’s a mind shift in the Indian as to what he consumes in terms of the performance arts. In theatre, interactive theatre and immersive theatre are breaking new grounds. In dance, you have new paradigms and further evolution of dance in to dance and voice shows. In music, EDM has made huge inroads and people are flocking to the Sunburns and the NH7s (which also includes EDM). What are these new forms, styles, audiences? Where are they taking place? What happens to traditional forms?
We are looking for topics ranging from evolution of the arts, discussions around the arts & their growth in our country, use of theatre for training, the power of performing arts, new forms of theatre, slam poetry, your experience with arts entrepreneurships – what works & what doesn’t, how martial arts helps achieve balance & inner peace (Yes, that’s a Kung Fu Panda reference) and everything else to do with the mentioned 5 disciplines.
If you consider yourself well versed in such topics, or know someone who is, and think you have some thoughts & insights to share on these, please go ahead and propose a session that you want to moderate.
Arts and tourism - Building a bridge between theatre/dance and Goa
To find ways to increase performing arts and culture presence in Goa. The objectives are to provide more venues to artists and to provide tourists and locals with more entertainment and culture beyond the party culture that is promoted the most. The ultimate aim is to promote both performing arts and cultural tourism.
Music is the soul of Goa. In recent times, visual art has made great inroads with interesting galleries being set up across the state. However, the Konkani theatre of Goa is languishing, in as much as it is stuck in a time loop, and performances from other cities are few and far between. The idea is to get a panel comprising artists from Goa, and other cities, as well as tourism officials and hospitality industry people from Goa to look at reasons for this slow growth and what can be done to cataylse change.
A love for the performing arts and a desire to effect change.
I am a theatre artist based in Mumbai. In a performance in Dharamsala once, I was gobsmacked if not pleasantly surprised when I found out that 50% of the audience comprised tourists. Since then, I am looking to see how we can pull in more tourists to theatre and dance shows and showcase the wonderful talent in this country.