This year's panto "Rip Van Wrinkle" will be held at the Museum Theatre!
Mark your calenders ......
Show dates: December 17th to 21st
Donor Passes Only Rs 100/- for anywhere in the theatre!
"Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I will remember.
Involve me and I will understand."
Creative Workshops for children
- The Little Theatre began in May 1991.
- It was the brainchild of Aysha Rau. She believed that the education system was too stressful for the youngsters and they needed activities that would allow them to ventilate and develop their creative talents. And what better way than by participating in workshops conducted by professionals in dance, drama, art & craft, mime, music, poetry, puppetry, magic, photography, 3 D projects! At The Little Theatre we believe that learning should be a joyous experience. The Little Theatre has an annual membership of around 70 children between the ages of 5 to 14. The numbers are restricted as we feel that it is more productive to work with smaller numbers. The Little Theatre is a registered Trust with an 80 G exemption. We strongly feel that every child has a right to explore his/her creative abilities. The Little Theatre has been quietly helping underprivileged children by conducting similar workshops at the Corporation Middle School, Chetpet. Education scholarships are given to really talented children to pursue further studies. We believe that half the delinquency on our streets today is due to dissipation of untapped talents…
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Daniel is currently running 3 evenings of workshops on directing for young adults of the little theatre! Simply brilliant!
Since 1987, DANIEL A. KELIN II has served as the Honolulu Theatre for Youth Director of Drama Education. A nationally recognized Master Teaching Artist in Drama/Theatre, he holds an MFA in Child Drama from the University of Hawaii and will be President of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education from 2011-2013. He has served as a Consultant and Trainer for many arts and social service organizations nationally and internationally.
A 2009 Fulbright Research Scholar, Dan will spend 6 months in 2010 in India working with several schools on the implementation of a culture/history/drama integrated program. Dan was one of the first national Teaching Artist fellows with the Montalvo Arts Center in CA. ASSITEJ/USA awarded him the Ann Shaw Fellowship to collaborate with the Aazhi Children’s Theatre in Pondicherry, India in 2006. The American Alliance for Theatre and Education named him the 1995 Youth Theatre Director of the Year. In 2002, he was the runner-up recipient of the SCBWI Barbara Karlin grant and recipient of the AATE Lin Wright Special Recognition award for work with pre-service teachers. The Children’s Theatre Association of American named him an Aurand Harris Playwriting Fellow.
Dan co-founded the Hawaii Professional Development Task Force which guides the statewide development of arts education programming and training. He was also a part of the team that created the Hawaii Arts First K-5 Toolkit for classroom teachers.
He performed traditional Beijing Opera in several cities across China as a part of the first all non-Chinese company to perform for Chinese audiences, sponsored by the Chinese government. He has danced Marshallese step dances for the chiefs of those tiny islands, staged a large-scale folk theatre performance with young people for the South Pacific Economic Forum, and performed in radio drama in Vanuatu. He has been invited to present in conferences in Korea, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia.
An award winning writer, Dan has authored three books, the most recent being In Their Own Words: Drama with Young English Language Learners. Other writing has appeared in NCTE’s Talking Points, NCSS’s Social Studies and the Young Learner, Early Childhood Education Journal, Stage of the Art, Teaching Artist Journal, Storytelling Magazine, Parabola, Spider, Highlights for Children and many others.
Dan regularly presents at conferences across the globe, including: 'Storytelling and Cultural Identity' in the Azores Islands, International Federation of Teachers of English in Australia, University of Hawaii Pacific Studies and Library Studies program, the National Association for Multicultural Education, Theatre Communications Group, Popular Culture, and annually for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, among others.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Thanks for Supporting such a Great Cause!
08 Jun 10 19:08 PM
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As an Indian Olympic campaigner and UNSW elite athlete I hope to generate awareness and generate funds for the poor and homeless kids of India. It is my dream that every kid in India is able to dream like me.I am one in a billion. A billion need our help. please donate and help these poor kids dream like me.
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The 2010 Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac for I-India Project Australia
I-India Project Australia cares for some of the world's most unfortunate - India's street children. Through education and training, our project rescues children from abject poverty and hopelessness and gives them a brighter future. Please help us build "Jhag Children's Village". It will include a Shelter Home, School and Vocational Training Centre.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010
Sport - Sailing
Four Indians for World event
Panaji: The Scottish Sailing Institute at Largs Sailing Club will play host to nearly 600 of the world's best sailors from 58 different countries at the 2010 Radial World Championship between July 6 and 25.
There are 120 entries in both the men's and women's championships.
India has fielded four entries of which two is in the international men's class and two in the women's class, Lt. Col Anil Das said in a release.
Ajay Rau and Rajesh Choudhary are seasoned campaigners at this level and will be hoping to get a good finish in the men's championship.
Ajay's best overall position at the World Championship was India's best result ever, finishing 15th in Japan.
Rajesh's best overall position was 22nd at the 2006 World Championships in USA.
Rohini Rau and Mrinalini Santhanam are currently the best women sailors in the country. Rohini is an experienced campaigner at this level while Mrinalini is relatively new, Das said.
Rohini's best result at a World Championship was in Japan, 2008, finishing 23rd in the silver fleet, while Mrinalini's best was 39th at the 2008 Volvo Youth World Championship held in Denmark .
Ajay Rau has said the Indian sailors are ready to race at this year's World Championship.
Sailing is considered the hardest sport after equestrian as one's performance does not depend purely on one's ability but natural elements and equipment play a major role in this sport, he said.
“I was the first Indian sailor to arrive at the venue. The race area is one of the trickiest I have sailed in with strong current, tide and unpredictable winds. This means anyone can be either first or last”, he said, adding that the winds have been rather extreme while weather is cold.
Sailing will be one of the key sports for Olympics in 2012 and 2016 as the host countries have excelled in this discipline.It was pointed out that it is one of the most expensive sports on the Olympic circuit and despite encouraging results over the years, Indian sailors have not managed to attract major funding required for Olympic campaigns, the release added.— PTI
Saturday, June 19, 2010
All three productions at the festival were just brilliant and very different from each other. They catered to children of different ages. "Matti Patti Pu" from Berlin was really fun for the littlest ones in the audience (3 to 6 yr olds) and simply magical!
"The Kingdom of Joomba" appealed to older kids (7 years onwards) and adults. It was very very different and very cleverly done. It was entertaining and had a very strong story line and fabulous music. The use of magnificent masks and giant puppets brought in fantasy and tickled the imagination. The young cast performed beautifully. This was an original script and score from The Little Theatre team.
The Little Theatre is gearing up for the panto in december 2010 and all set to bring you the next edition of 'The Little Festival' in June 2011! Here's to more World Class theatre for children....
Until then, watch this spot!
In the Hindu today!
Well-known theatre personalities from the city talk about the changing face of theatre and what they would like to see in the futureOf late I've noticed that a lot of youngsters have taken to theatre in a big way and I look at that as a very positive sign.
Theatre teaches them a lot about time management as they have to balance between their love for the stage and their studies, which many of them are able to do successfully. While there are a lot of people who are keen on taking up theatre as a full time profession it's not a feasible option in India like it is abroad. So I wish the government allocates land, opens performance centres or gives some grants which would facilitate this.
Aysha Rau Founder, Little Theatre
Theatre has certainly undergone a transformation in Chennai with a number of audiences coming in to watch any given play. More people have begun appreciating the applications of the atre in various spheres -like the corporate sector, education, publishing, cinema and more. The challenge now is to merge theatre with various disciplines to broaden the horizons of both the performers and the audiences.
Theatre is definitely growing bolder but there's still a long way to go, at least in the context of Chennai and its groups.
Yog Japee Founder, Theatre Y
In last four to five years, the theatre scene in Chennai has grown tremendously.We have seen several amateur groups taking a plunge into this field. The number of shows has also increased in the city, which is good not just business wise but also recognition wise. The positive aspect is that youngsters are showing a great interest in it. Though Mumbai has a lot more exposure when compared to other cities, I think in a short span and with the more number of people joining theatre groups, Chennai will also create a great impact nationally.
Sunil Vishnu Director, Evam
Watch the trailer of KK's film on youtube!
KK's (Gratuipous) Film Kaadhalaagi is releasing next month! Don't miss it! :)
After Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya became a hit, there is spurt of interest in romantic films in Kollywood. The latest to be launched in the same genre is Kaadhalaagi by K.R.Vishwa who has a few Tamil films to his credit. Well known in the short and documentary films circuit, Vishwa says his film explores love in a different perspective. Krishnakumar, Ajay and Roshan Nawas debut as the male leads and Srushti Thange, Amrutha Chabria and Nakshathira play opposite them. Prakash Raj will be seen in a different role this time. The songs are composed by AR Rehana and the background score is by Thaman. A.S.
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Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009
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