Friday, October 29, 2010

Events for Children

Pratham Books is a non-profit trust that publishes high quality books for children at affordable prices and in multiple Indian languages. Since the beginning of 2004, Pratham Books has managed to create a paradigm shift in the world of publishing through our unique model. Pratham Books has proven that it is possible to develop high-quality books for children that are affordable and therefore more accessible. We are giving below an important announcement for children. 
1. Bal Jamoore -- Street Theatre Fest for Kids

Via an email sent by Chintan Girish Modi
This process will enable your child get understanding of social issues and take it to the audience through theatre.

This festival would be an ideal platform for creative expression of children. The idea is to encourage children to act, direct, screenplay and script a play on their own and then take this across to various audiences across Bangalore.

The children involvement will not only sensitize them about issues affecting children and their rights but to also use this platform to help create awareness in an interactive manner

This Festival will showcase of works by Children – Script, Play writing & Direction

This festival will be in two parts -

First children (11 to 18 years) go though a two day workshop over a weekend and another day for common rehearsal.
They take part in festival by performing in a series of street plays around Bangalore..

Training Program

The training is for children (11 to 18 years) - which will be conducted at geniekids will be on
1. Understanding about CRY, Child Rights and Right to Education
2. Skills of Street theater

  • Dates: 30th and 31th Oct 2010 (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Venue: Geniekids Learning Center at Indirangar
  • Timing: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm {both days}
The Theater Festival is expected to kick start on the 20th
Nov. 2010 post which kids would start performing. Dates & Venue of their performances will be posted once we are through with the training and get required permission from Traffic commissioner.

Registration is Free - Click here to register your child who has to be between 11 to 18 years. Please do not fill the form if you are not sure of participation - we assume once the form is filled - that child's participation is 100% confirmed.
Ideally we are looking at a batch of 10-12 students.

For any other inquiry /clarification please connect with
Sonia of CRY (Child Rights and You) at (080) 25486075, (91) 9886055438
Aditi of GenieKids 25202510 OR 98867-24518 OR 98450-45833

2. Kalari Workshop for Kids

The Kalari workshop will teach basics of Kalaripayattu, an Indian martial art. The students will do stretch, and strengthening exercises and learn the basics of the positions and kicks. Kalari is also the movement form that serves as a basis for Indian contemporary dance. Ramya Nair and Sowmya Jaganmurthy, dancers of the Raadha Kalpa dance
company, will teach this workshop.

Date: October 30 and October 31
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
For cost of workshop and more details, click here.