ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

15th Jan to 20th Jan, 2019

Tantidhatri is India’s first International Women’s Performing Arts Festival. Its First Edition took place in Pondicherry in 2012 and the Second, in Bangalore in 2016. This third edition, will take place in Kolkata from 15th till 20th of January 2019. Tantidhatri aims at being a space of engagement for artists, thinkers and groups that are committed to women’s work in the field of performing arts.

The festival will donate its surplus amount for education of girl children in India. Although physically it is a five day event filled with performances, critiques, talks and interactions, the spirit of the Tantidhatri is universal and not bound by time or space. This year the theme is ‘Energy’ and through the festival, we will be channelizing all our efforts towards the positive flow of energy in all things physical and meta physical. You can know more about the previous editions of Tantidhatri by clicking the links below.

Workshops

Workshops

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN TANTIDHATRI 2019

Tantidhatri is a place where we come together and we experience together. Our workshops invite all genders and include all the sessions, talks, work demonstrations, work in progress and performances. You will experience master class, workshop and yoga sessions in the morning. Food and stay is available at the venue (Rabindra Teertho, New Town, Kolkata) at extra cost and the stay will be separate shared dormitories for men and women. In the morning we will start with yoga, after breakfast it will be followed by master class and workshop. We will have two groups – one group will be doing master classes and the other group will be in an intensive production oriented workshop with British Director, Jill Greenhalgh. You can chose which group to follow, there are separate registration for both. But all participants are welcome to participate in the talks, demonstration, work in progress and performances.

This is a place where you will meet incredible artists and masters from all over the world. We encourage you to keep interacting with people and keep discussing. You might find new projects; you might realise that what you are thinking, there’s someone from the other side of the world thinking the same thing; and you can find links and start working together. So keep the momentum alive, even with the other participants and anyone who comes to teach. The evening shows are open to the public and as we have very limited seats, we cannot provide you with premium seats. But we will definitely be providing a special place to sit and watch the performances as watching the performances is part of the process of participation.

We will be sharing the final schedule with you very soon. Participation fee is INR 10,000 (accommodation and food separate). You have to arrive by 9.00am on 15th January, 2019 and departure by 9.00am on 21st January, 2019.

Important Information for all Participants

  • All Participants are to report at the venue by 9.00am on 15th January, 2018.
  • The Participation fee is exclusive of travel expense. The participants have to manage their travel to and from the venue.
  • Food coupons will be available at the venue for Rs.400 (3 meals + 2 Tea)
  • Staying facilities are available at the venue for Rs.1000 per day (includes a dorm bed + 3 meals)
  • Both group participants will get free entry into all performances and talks of the festival (basic category seats)
  • The Inner Circle meets are only for the participants. Outsiders will not be allowed for these sessions.
  • Residential participants will have to abide by the Venue Lodging Rules and Regulations (list will be sent on registration)

Partial Participation

  • For students residing in Kolkata, there is a special arrangement of Partial Participation for INR 5500.
  • This will only include the workshop sessions i.e 9.30am-1.00pm in case of Daughters and 9.30am-11.00am and 11.30am-1.00pm in case of Masterclass Workshop.
  • It will not include food, morning sessions, talks or performance tickets.

For more details, please write to tantidhatrifestival@gmail.com or contact +91 8879494096

Workshop Registration

*Required Fields. Please do not apply more than once. We will get back to you soon. Joy Guru.

Select which workshop you want to apply to.

Masterclass and SeminarsDaughter: An Intensive workshop

Type of Participation

FullPartial

Masterclass / Workshops

Tantidhatri is a meeting place for practitioners of various art forms from all around the world. It resonates with the cause of women empowerment and social enquiry through the arts. For this purpose, a platform is created where 10 women masters from all over the world will share their working process, one they have created through years of training and investigation, through the medium of Masterclasses. These masterclasses will be practical sessions where the participants will get to explore the various processes of work conception and development and also do exercises for voice training, movement of the body, relationship of space and the body, artistic manifestation of personal enquiries and other relevant topics.

Each masterclass will be for 2 hours and there will be 10 masters imparting their knowledge over a span of 6 days. It is recommended for the participants to reside in the space of the festival (Rabindra Teertha in Kolkata) as the training will start early in the day and there will be events, talks, encounters that will run throughout the day, culminating in three performances in the evening every day.

Apart from the Masterclasses, there will also be community circles, work demonstrations and talks that will be organized for the participants to closely observe and interact with the national and international artists. The talks will host eminent women theatre practitioners from India and abroad who have traversed through tough waters to create the space and capacity for women to do theatre, apart from all social prejudices.

Cost of Attending – Rs. 10,000

  • Workshops will be held between 15th Jan to 20th Jan, 2019.
  • The maximum number of participants for this module can be 26.
  • They will be led by the Masters, each introducing their working process for 2 hours a day.
  • This pricing includes tickets to all performances and talks at Tantidhatri 2019 (not premium seats).
  • Accommodation and food costs are additional (INR 1000 per day for 1 dorm bed and 3 meals).
  • The participants must report by 9.00am on 15th Jan and depart by 9.00am on 21st Jan.
  • Other details are provided in the registration section.

The Masters

Daughter: An Intensive workshop

Direction: Jill Greenhalgh
Music: Meg Ella.

A workshop with a performance outcome based on intimate and reflective personal biographies of Mother and Daughter relationships

The inspiration—Daughter was born of the desire to stage intimacy and the complex dyad of the mother/daughter relationship. The project continues an investigation by Jill Greenhalgh into presenting the authentic voices and embodied knowledges intrinsic to women’s experience. Greenhalgh has refined a creative process and presentation structure that works with local women and allows each manifestation of Daughter its distinct cultural and political inflections.

The workshop will run for one week, with participants working five hours a day. Employing both performers and non-performers, the selection process is designed to recruit women of diverse ages, cultural backgrounds and experience, focusing on the strength of their story and their desire to participate. Participants work in a group, but also privately for one hour per day with a partner: whenever possible and appropriate, this will be their daughter or mother. The women explore personal stories and experiences that emerge from the reflections upon being a daughter, or having daughters. At the end of the working period, witnesses are invited to share one on one intimate yet public encounters with the actresses over one, or two, performances.

Cost of Attending : 10,000 INR

  • The workshop will be held from 15th Jan to 20th Jan, 2019
  • The maximum number of participants for this workshop will be 12.
  • It is an intensive workshop led by Jill Greenhalgh culminating in the performance of ‘Daughter’ on 20th Jan, 2019.
  • This pricing includes tickets to all performances at Tantidhatri 2019 (not premium seats).
  • Accomodation and food costs are additional (INR 1000 per day for 1 dorm bed and 3 meals).
  • The participants must report by 9.00am on 15th Jan and depart by 9.00am on 21st Jan.
  • Other details are provided in the registration section.

Daughter: An Intensive workshop

Direction: Jill Greenhalgh
Music: Meg Ella.

A workshop with a performance outcome based on intimate and reflective personal biographies of Mother and Daughter relationships

The inspiration—Daughter was born of the desire to stage intimacy and the complex dyad of the mother/daughter relationship. The project continues an investigation by Jill Greenhalgh into presenting the authentic voices and embodied knowledges intrinsic to women’s experience. Greenhalgh has refined a creative process and presentation structure that works with local women and allows each manifestation of Daughter its distinct cultural and political inflections.

The workshop will run for one week, with participants working five hours a day. Employing both performers and non-performers, the selection process is designed to recruit women of diverse ages, cultural backgrounds and experience, focusing on the strength of their story and their desire to participate. Participants work in a group, but also privately for one hour per day with a partner: whenever possible and appropriate, this will be their daughter or mother. The women explore personal stories and experiences that emerge from the reflections upon being a daughter, or having daughters. At the end of the working period, witnesses are invited to share one on one intimate yet public encounters with the actresses over one, or two, performances.

Cost of Attending : 10,000 INR

  • The workshop will be held from 15th Jan to 20th Jan, 2019
  • The maximum number of participants for this workshop will be 20.
  • It is an intensive workshop led by Jill Greenhalgh culminating in the performance of ‘Daughter’ on 20th Jan, 2019.
  • This pricing includes tickets to all performances at Tantidhatri 2019 (not premium seats).
  • Accomodation and food costs are additional (INR 1000 per day for 1 dorm bed and 3 meals).
  • The participants must report by 9.00am on 15th Jan and depart by 9.00am on 21st Jan.
  • Other details are provided in the registration section.

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

Day One | 15th Jan, 2019

  • During all day, exhibitions:  WOODCUT  PRINTS  by Parvathy Baul and Ravi Gopalan Nair and TANTIDHATRI curated by Aarthi Partha
    Entire Day / Gallery
  • Registration of participants
    9:30am to 11:00am / Gallery
  • PATACHITRA, storytelling with painted scrolls, with Rani Chitrakar, India
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Storytelling, painting and tea
    11:00am to 11:30am / Exhibition Hall
  • First round with all Invited Artists and Participants
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 1
  • Lunch break
    1:00pm to 2:15pm / Cafeteria
  • Round table: Inner energy – The Energy of the performer
    2:15pm to 3:15pm / Gallery
  • Performance: IN SILENCE THE SECRETS SPEAK by Seema Kholi, India
    3:30pm to 4:30pm / Outdoor theatre
  • Meetings with Tea
    4:30pm to 5:00pm / Cafeteria
  • Theatre show: AVE MARIA by Julia Varley, Odin Teatret, Denmark
    5:00pm to 6:00pm / Auditorium
  • Concert: BAULS OF THE COMING GENERATION with Pavitra and Polash, India 
    6:15pm to 6:45pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Ritual: MUDIYETTU, India
    7:00pm to 8:30pm / Outdoor theatre
  • Dinner
    8:30pm to 9:30pm / Cafeteria

Day Two | 16th Jan, 2019

  • Mudiyettu songs
    7:00am to 8:30am / Workshop 2
  • Breakfast
    8:30am to 9:30am / Cafeteria
  • Daughter workshop led by Jill Greenhalgh with Meg Ella, UK                           9:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 3
  • PATACHITRA, storytelling with painted scrolls, with Rani Chitrakar, India
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Master class by Brigitte Cirla and Eleonore Bovon
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 1
  • Master class Parvathy Dutta
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 2
  • Storytelling, painting and Tea
    11:00am to 11:30am / Exhibition Hall
  • Master class by Brigitte Cirla and Eleonore Bovon
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 2
  • Master class Parvathy Dutta
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 1
  • Lunch Break
    1:00pm to 2:15pm / Cafeteria
  • Round table: Energy gathering
    2:15pm to 3:15pm / Workshop 1
  • Work in progress: WHAT I DIDN’T SAY by Amaranta Osorio and Suzon Fuks, Mexico, Spain, Australia
    3:30pm to 4:30pm / Gallery
  • Meetings with Tea
    4:30pm to 5:00pm / Cafeteria
  • Exhibitions: WOODCUT  PRINTS  by Parvathy Baul and Ravi Gopalan Nair and TANTIDHATRI curated by Aarthi Partha
    5:00pm to 8:00pm / Gallery
  • Dance show: PARWATI DUTTA, India
    5:00pm to 6:00pm / Outdoor theatre
  • Concert: BAULS OF THE COMING GENERATION with Subhrajyoti Talapatra, Valerie and Samuel Glaize, India-France
    6:15pm to 7:15pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Theatre show: SEEDS OF MEMORY by Ana Woolf, directed by Julia Varley, Argentina
    7:00pm to 8:00pm / Auditorium
  • Concert: DIPANNITA ACHARYA, India
    8:00pm to 8:30pm / Auditorium
  • Dinner
    8:30pm to 9:30pm / Cafeteria

Day Three | 17th Jan, 2019

  • Yoga and Songs with Parvathy Baul
    7:00am to 8:30am / Workshop 2
  • Breakfast
    8:30am to 9:30am / Cafeteria
  • Daughter workshop led by Jill Greenhalgh with Meg Ella, UK
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 3
  • PATACHITRA, storytelling with painted scrolls, with Rani Chitrakar, India
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Master class by Julia Varley, Denmark
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 1
  • Master class with Geddy Aniksdal, Norway
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 2
  • Storytelling, painting and Tea
    11:00am to 11:30am / Exhibition Hall
  • Master class with Geddy Aniksdal / Norway
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 1
  • Master class by Julia Varley, Denmark
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 2
  • Lunch Break
    1:00pm to 2:15pm / Cafeteria
  • Theatre: PANDAVANI by Sima Ghosh, India
    2:15pm to 3:15pm / Auditorium
  • Performance: TWO MADONNAS: MUTUAL SYNCRETIC ICONOGRAPHIES by Violeta Luna and Rakini Devi, Mexico-Australia
    3:30pm to 4:30pm / Gallery
  • Meetings with Tea
    4:30pm to 5:00pm / Cafeteria
  • Exhibitions: WOODCUT  PRINTS  by Parvathy Baul and Ravi Gopalan Nair and TANTIDHATRI curated by Aarthi Partha
    5:00pm to 8:00pm / Gallery
  • Dance show: SEDUCERE by Monica de la Fuente, Spain
    5:00pm to 6:00pm / Auditorium
  • Concert: BAULS OF THE COMING GENERATION with Magdalena Busnel, Monira Islam Pappu, and Tumpa Das, Poland-India
    6:15pm to 6:45pm / Exhibition hall
  • Storytelling and music: VOICE OF WOMEN ECHOED IN KOREAN PANSORI, by Kim Hye Mee and Kim Yoo Na, Korea
    7:00pm to 8:00pm / Auditorium
  • Concert: LOPAMUDRA, India
    8:10pm to 8:55pm / Cafeteria
  • Dinner
    9:00pm to 10:00pm / Cafeteria

Day Four | 18th Jan, 2019

  • Yoga and Songs with Parvathy Baul
    7:00am to 8:30am / Workshop 2
  • Breakfast
    8:30am to 9:30am / Cafeteria
  • Daughter workshop led by Jill Greenhalgh with Meg Ella, UK 
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 3
  • PATACHITRA, storytelling with painted scrolls, with Rani Chitrakar, India
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Master class by Marsitella Martella, Italy
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 1
  • Master class by Keiin Yoshimura, Japan
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 2
  • Storytelling, painting and Tea
    11:00am to 11:30am / Exhibition Hall
  • Master class by Keiin Yoshimura, Japan
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 1
  • Master class by Marsitella Martella, Italy
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 2
  • Lunch Break
    1:00pm to 2:15pm / Cafeteria
  • Theatre show: PERCHANCE A DREAM, by DAH Teater, Serbia
    2:15pm to 3:15pm / Auditorium
  • Theater show:  WHITE BIRD by Keiin Yoshimura and Viviana  Bovino, Spain-Japan
    3:30pm to 4:30pm / Gallery
  • Meetings with Tea
    4:30pm to 5:00pm / Cafeteria
  • Exhibitions: WOODCUT  PRINTS  by Parvathy Baul and Ravi Gopalan Nair and TANTIDHATRI curated by Aarthi Partha
    5:00pm to 9:00pm / Gallery
  • Theater show: TAMASK by Rwita Datta Chakraborty, India
    5:00pm to 6:00pm / Auditorium
  • Concert: BAUL OF THE COMING GENERATION with:  Nandini Das and Wanghan Lowang, India
    6:15pm to 6:45pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Dance show: DASA MAHAVIDYA by Ileana Citaristi, India-Italy
    7:00pm to 7:30pm / Outdoor Theatre
  • Concert: LONGING FOR A ROSE by Brigitte Cirla and Eleonore Bovon, France
    7:30pm to 8:50pm /Outdoor Theatre
  • Dinner
    8:50pm to 9:50pm / Cafeteria

Day Five | 19th Jan, 2019

  • Yoga and Songs with Parvathy Baul
    7:00am to 8:30am / Workshop 2
  • Breakfast
    8:30am to 9:30am / Cafeteria
  • Daughter workshop led by Jill Greenhalgh with Meg Ella, UK 
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 3
  • PATACHITRA, storytelling with painted scrolls, with Rani Chitrakar, India
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Master class by Ana Woolf, Argentina
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 1
  • Talk by Helen Varley Jamieson, New Zealand
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 2
  • Storytelling, painting and Tea
    11:00am to 11:30am / Exhibition Hall
  • Talk by Helen Varley Jamieson, New Zealand 
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 1
  • Master class by Ana Woolf, Argentina
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 2
  • Lunch Break
    1:00pm to 2:15pm / Cafeteria
  • Theater show BLACK HOLE by Jyoti Dogra, India
    2:15pm to 3:15pm / Auditorium
  • DESTEJIENDO A INA by Verónica Moraga (Dissasembly of a show) CHILE
    3:30pm to 4:30pm / Gallery
  • Meetings with Tea
    4:30pm to 5:00pm / Cafeteria
  • Exhibitions: WOODCUT  PRINTS  by Parvathy Baul and Ravi Gopalan  Nair and TANTIDHATRI curated by Aarthi Partha
    5:00pm to 9:00pm / Gallery
  • Dance show: SAKURA, Requiem, Hiroshima-Nagasaki by Keiin Yoshimura, Japan
    5:00pm to 6:00pm / Auditorium
  • Concert: BAUL OF THE COMING GENERATION with  Ramachandra Roddam, Nikita Sarkar (Vinayaki), Maheswari, India
    6:15pm to 6:45pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Concert: SONGS OF WOMEN SAINT POETS by Dr. Uttara Chousalkar, India
    7:00pm to 7:30pm / Outdoor Theatre
  • Dance show: CASSANDRA  by Maristella Martella, Italy
    7:30pm to 8:30pm / Outdoor Theatre
  • Dinner
    8:30pm to 9:30pm / Cafeteria

Day Six | 20th Jan, 2019

  • Yoga and Songs with Parvathy Baul
    7:00am to 8:30am / Workshop 2
  • Breakfast
    8:30am to 9:30am / Cafeteria
  • Daughter workshop led by Jill Greenhalgh with Meg Ella, UK 
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 3
  • PATACHITRA, storytelling with painted scrolls, with Rani Chitrakar, India
    9:30am to 1:00pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Participants Works
    9:30am to 11:00am / Workshop 1
  • Storytelling, painting and Tea
    11:00am to 11:30am / Exhibition Hall
  • Round table: Recovering the energy
    11:30am to 1:00pm / Workshop 1
  • Lunch Break
    1:00pm to 2:15pm / Cafeteria
  • Performance: DAUGHTER by Jill Greenhalgh with Meg Ella and local participants, UK-India
    2:15pm to 3:15pm / Auditorium
  • Poetry: Manabi Bandyopadhay, India
    3:30pm to 4:00pm / Gallery
  • Meetings with Tea
    4:00pm to 5:00pm / Cafeteria
  • Exhibitions: WOODCUT  PRINTS  by Parvathy Baul and Ravi Gopalan Nair and TANTIDHATRI curated by Aarthi Partha
    5:00pm to 9:00pm / Gallery
  • Theater show:  NO DOCTOR FOR THE DEAD, by Geddy Aniksdal, Grenland Friteater, Norway
    5:00pm to 6:00pm / Auditorium
  • Concert: BAULS OF THE COMING GENERATION with  Tomomi Paromita, Japan
    6:15pm to 6:45pm / Exhibition Hall
  • Concert: PARVATHY BAUL – ALPONA, India
    7:00pm to 8:20pm / Outdoor Theatre
  • Last round with all invited artists and participants
    8:30pm to 9:30pm / Cafeteria
  • Dinner
    9:30pm to 10:30pm / Cafeteria