The writer/critic indeed assumes a great responsibility in terms of helping the sustenance and growth of all art forms. Narthaki and Hindu have come up with this effort to train and educate interested participants. I indeed appreciate the timing of this workshop just before the season unfolds in Madras… and, those of us who can only wish we were there will get to so lovingly read and reread those reviews that bring accross the season to us in words.
Narthaki lists the following details in the website …
http://www.narthaki.com and The Hindu organize
a week long dance writing workshop
in Nov 2008 at Chennai
Mentored by 2 distinguished writers
– 3 hours a day daily for 7 days
– Watching performances and rehearsals with dancers at Anita Ratnam’s dance space or
at a specified place arranged in advance where some senior dancers will perform for 30 minutes and have discussions about process and choreography
– Responses about the performance.
Participants have to pay Rs. 750 only for the entire session
A certificate will be given at the end of the session
All will have to keep their evenings free to watch performances
Participants from outside Chennai have to make their own travel and stay arrangements.
Exact dates and other details will be announced shortly.
Those interested, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Irresponsible review and criticisms just leave so much bitter after taste … It is high time some channelised effort in terms of informing the media is undertaken. Well we indeed need to Thank (with a capital T) the management of The Hindu for being one of the major newspapers which delegates considerable space to the Arts…
Our electronic media?:) Well, that’s not in our purview..
Well there is also this subjective bias inherent in the human form, in you and in me that we need to “unlearn” over and over again… Sentiments, emotions and passion runs high in this field and it is indeed difficult to steer clear of all of this and come up with a sensible unbiased review..