Phirki: Online Summer Camp, 2020, Batch Three

Dance-Movement For Children Theater Visual art
Workshop

Thu, 21 May 2020 21st May - 29th May, 2020
10.30am - 1pm IST

Australia : 3pm - 5.30pm
Singapore : 1pm - 3.30pm
UAE : 9am - 11.30am

3,400 INR

Phirki: Online Summer Camp, Batch 3

 

Phirki, Shoonya’s multi-art summer camp finds its way into the realm of the interwebs. Yes, we will miss having your children in our expansive, sunlight – drizzled space over looked by palm trees. Nevertheless, the magic still remains, as we have a host of our brilliant instructors stitching together an online summer camp to keep your child engaged and work off all that extra #lockdown energy.
We are grateful for your overwhelming response for the first batch that started on the 29th of April and then for our second batch which began on the 8th of May.
The Online sessions, though new and challenging have been engaging, energetic and exciting. We are delighted to announce a third batch starting on the 21st of May.

Indian Standard Time : 10.30am – 1.00pm

For International Students:
Australia : 3pm – 5.30pm
Singapore : 1pm – 3.30pm
UAE : 9am – 11.30am

Summer is here and we have the best recipe for your little ones! Think fun, think learning, think exposure, access and creative freedom. Add some colourful phirkis to your imagination too. And the happy sounds of bouncing bare feet (in your own living room)!

Storytelling is fast being recognised as an essential tool in today’s ever-changing world. The art of communication is key, whether its using words written or spoken, movement, song, on stage or in a visual medium. And the Arts are one of the most powerful mediums to explore just that.

We have lined up some wonderful workshops with amazing facilitators and artists who will help your children tell their stories. Stories using their hearts, their imaginations, their bodies, there voice, their environment and each other.

Activities will cover storytelling, theatre, dance & movement, art & craft and cooking. Conducted by artists and facilitators who absolutely love what they do, have years of experience and insight, and can’t wait to share their art with your minis.

Phirki in its current form has been carefully curated and crafted by two lovely ladies who are also mothers. It is designed to be a creative, holistic week to keep your kids busy and enrich their summer break with skills that they can continue to explore and enjoy long after the camp is over. A beautiful, professional, safe and fun setting at Phirki will be the perfect way to expose your child to the arts at a young age.

– Movement
– Theatre
– Learn the art of story telling
– Craft
– Cooking

Limited to 10 children per batch, No. Batches : 2
Some sessions are also available for individual bookings,

for registration/enquiries call: +91 9899563800 or +91 7760832226

Time Table :

Please note
1. How to tell a story : Techniques, is a special class for ages 9 – 12. If your child is eligible to attend this class, please book separately, it is not included in the fees for the entire summer camp.

2. There will be 2 batches. The Personalised time table for your child will be sent to you once you register.

Here’s introducing our fabulous faculty :

 

Ronita Mookerji : Creative Movement
Ronita Mookerji is an Independent Performing Artist/Choreographer/Teacher exploring and practicing Contemporary Dance. She has been trained in Bharatanatyam for over 25 years and she did her Arangetram (graduation) in the year 2006 in Kolkata and still continues training in it.

Ronita also plays a major role as a Teacher/Facilitator/Choreographer in Attakkalari’s Education Outreach Program and is a Senior Artist in the Citizens of Stage Co Lab, A collective of dancers created in collaboration with Shoonya. She also teaches her Kids’ Contemporary Dance Classes and Adults’ Contemporary Dance Classes in Attakkalari, Shoonya and LshVa art spaces and several schools and corporate houses in Bangalore and has taught in several cities nationally. She has done many workshops and teaching modules in Bangalore city-wide schools. She has also taught classes/workshops/intensives in Bharatanatyam and Contemporary Dance both nationally and internationally, namely, Japan and Germany.

About the session :
The Movement Sessions will be based on learning Contemporary Dance with special emphasis on elements of Martial Art including Basics of Kalaripayattu and Capoeira. The classes will be designed to fit in restricted spaces and small rooms due to the present condition we are in. Through fun tasks and movement learning, the kids will be training in strengthening of body, flexibility,motor skills and coordination of their overall body. Elements of creativity, space awareness, body rhythm and musicality will also be introduced, thereby integrating mental capacity and mind-body connections. So while we are indoors due to the lockdown, let the kids have some fun and engage with their own selves developing physical intelligence and creative skills.

 

Vikram Sridhar : Story Telling and Story Telling Techniques
Sitting behind temple elephants, nursing wounded puppies, working with various theatre groups, Vikram today combines his various interests and work over years in his Storytelling journey. He is a co-founder of Tahatto and the Bangalore Storytelling Society. Through folktales, he is trying to discover our rich heritage of

Oral literature and tradition which is slowly being lost and just sitting in books. He believes in storytelling as a strong medium of conservation from nature to human relationships. And strongly believes A STORY A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY… NOT AN APPLE!

About the Session
Story Telling :
Travel with Vikram into the world of Stories from the forests, rivers , mountains and maybe even under a pillow . Listen , watch , dance , laugh and scream as he performs the stories from folktales , myths and from his own special bag.
Techniques of Story Telling :
Can we tell a story , Can we create our stories , Can we write a story …..It’s all about it . Vikram will facilitate the children to create stories through their own mediums. Be it writing, or telling , or even a comic strip , the story idea is the first spark . Through the course of the workshop children will create their bag of stories and express it in their favorite mediums

 

Mercy Kurian – Art and Craft
Mercy has a background in graphic design and has worked in advertising agencies in Mumbai. Many years later, painting and music took a more dominant role and the next step in that adventure was in teaching art and music to adults and children as a vocal instructor at Harmony school of music and creative catalyst at ‘be thoughtful’. She has also been a guest lecturer at Mt. Carmel College for many years teaching advertising and page design. At the moment, under the umbrella of ‘Teal and ochre’ she conducts workshops in watercolour, acrylic, mixed media and use these media to explore creative expressions and experiences while also dabbling in graphic design.

About the session :
Want to make your own cartoon strip? Create your own character? Phirki, this summer will teach you just that. Whether it’s an angry expression or a happy one we’ll teach you how to draw it. Here’s a unique way to turn those old magazines into a work of art. Using bits of paper we create a collage and then paint with either coffee or beetroot.

 

Nayantara Singhdeo – Cooking
Nayantara SinghDeo has a background as a Trained Primary School Teacher. She subsequently worked in Fashion and the Contemporary Arts world; leaving to follow her passion for food. She caters and cooks to order under the label ‘NAYLA’ and spends her time experimenting with recipes that remind her of her childhood, growing up in a particularly foody family. She also now teaches and shares those recipes. The Phirki Summer Camp is a chance for her to merge her passion for food with her love for children and her training as a teacher. Join her to discover the simple and enduring joy that can come from sharing a meal well put together, or the confidence that comes from being at ease in a kitchen and learning to trust your own skill.

About the Session :
These quarantine cooking classes/modules aim at showing children that you don’t need elaborate recipes or complicated ingredients to make something delicious.
A little self confidence and a few simple ingredients can turn out great dishes. Basic kitchen safety and skills, practical application of uncomplicated methods is the focus. The idea is to help them feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen, growing to adapt what they learn and personalizing it to their own and family’s tastes. To feel like they are actively contributing in taking care of family in the most basic way by feeding the people in their lives.

 

Karen D’mello – Theatre

Karen D’mello is a theatre maker and educator based out of Bangalore.
She is currently a drama instructor at Head Start Educational Academy.
As an educator, she has conducted theatre workshops for students in schools and colleges over the last 5 years and has designed theatre curriculums for schools. In 2018, she received the Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship to study an MA in performance making from Goldsmiths college.

About the session:
In this workshop we will be working with everyday found objects to create short sketches. Participants will explore: creative use of everyday objects, expression through an object, manipulation techniques to convert objects into a characters, and creating stories. The workshop is aimed at finding expression through movement and voice, imagination and creativity.

 

 

Paridhi Bihani – Creative Movement

“Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time”

Paridhi Bihani has completed her Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media Intensive training in Flying low(Feb 2019), she is also currently training in Kathak.

She has been a part of various Contemporary and Kathak Performances in the last 3 years of my career in Dance. How long is Forever, Sketches, Locks throughs and avoids, Dataprint, Homelandia, Hugs in Space, Ram Katha Vismaya, Silver to Silicon.

She is also a guest faculty for TEP at Christ University, Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts, Mallaya Aditi International School.

She is currently a part of the Collective called Citizens of Stage Colab headed by Diya Naidu.

About the session :
The Movement Sessions will be based on learning Contemporary Dance with special emphasis on elements of Martial Art including Basics of Kalaripayattu and Capoeira. The classes will be designed to fit in restricted spaces and small rooms due to the present condition we are in. Through fun tasks and movement learning, the kids will be training in strengthening of body, flexibility,motor skills and coordination of their overall body. Elements of creativity, space awareness, body rhythm and musicality will also be introduced, thereby integrating mental capacity and mind-body connections. So while we are indoors due to the lockdown, let the kids have some fun and engage with their own selves developing physical intelligence and creative skills.