Monday, October 29, 2012

Ranan SchoolConnect Week

In November 2011, we invited a group of educationists - teachers, headmistresses,vice principals and others - to the Ranan Workspace for an adda. The adda was to talk about the position and perception of arts in schools. The suggestions, feedback and valuable inputs and ideas from this adda have now evolved and led to the creation of the Ranan SchoolConnect programme. The programme aims to build value and appreciation for the arts in the youth of today.

Our first endeavour is the Ranan SchoolConnect Week:
7 days between 1 and 9 NOvember 2012, full of rich, exciting opportunities for students and teachers to delve into the world of performing arts and artistic expression.

Schools who have signed up for this programme are La Martiniere for Boys and Akshar. Students of both will be taking an exciting and varied journey with three companies:
Scottish Dance Theatre from Dundee, Scotland
Jana Natya Manch from Delhi
Ranan from Calcutta

Details of the schedule are given below
[please note: the programmes (except for the public performances by SDT and Janam) are open to a group of students from the aforementioned schools only. For more details on future SchoolConnect programmes, please email]

Thursday, 1 November: 
at La Martiniere for Boys
2pm to 3:30pm : Lecture Demonstration with Scottish Dance Theatre

Friday, 2 November: 
at Kala Mandir
2pm to 3pm : Technical Rehearsal with Scottish Dance Theatre for LMB students
4pm to 5pm : Technical Rehearsal with Scottish Dance Theatre for Akshar students
6.15pm (reporting time) to 8.30pm : Performance by Scottish Dance Theatre

Saturday, 3 November: 
at La Martiniere for Boys
10:30am to 12 noon : Workshop with Ranan on Rhythm and Movement

Monday, 5 November: 
at La Martiniere for Boys
2pm to 3.30pm  :Workshop with Ranan on Performing Text

Tuesday, 6 November: 
at Indian Council for Cultural Relations
6.15pm (reporting time) to 8.30pm : Performance of Jana Natya Manch’s Char Rang

Wednesday, 7 November: 
at Akshar
1.30pm to 2.45pm : Short play and discussion with Jana Natya Manch

Thursday, 8 November: 
venue to be confirmed
2pm to 3.30pm : Wrap up session with Ranan

Extras with the School Connect All Access Pass!
2 to 9 November - discounted tickets to all Rabindra Utsav shows
3 Novemberan adda with Scottish Dance Theatre at the Ranan Workspace
9 NovemberUjle Safed Kabootar, a dramatized reading of poems for Palestine by Jana Natya Manch at the Ranan Workspace
till 31 March 2013 - free / discounted entry to Ranan programmes

For further details contact Dana Roy at 98314 37314 or send us an email at