Junoon is a theatre and arts organisation committed to unleashing the power of the arts towards building a vibrant, compassionate and just world. In order to bring access to the multiplicity of performing arts across the length and breadth of the country to the youth of India, Junoon works with professional artists to create a unique school offer, ‘Arts Encounters’, which share the delight, and magic of diverseIndian performance forms. Each encounter is a journey into the heart of an art form practiced in India. Through demonstration, interaction, conversation and performance, artists enable students to develop a sense of familiarity and understanding with these art forms that can otherwise feel out of reach. In the process, students claim these performance forms as their own to enjoy, appreciate and delight in. They imbibe a positive, complex and rich sense of our heritage and identity.
For this workshop, Arts Encounters will bring on board, Keli, a Mumbai based organization that introduces Kathakali to children, and works to support, sustain and encourage this classical heritage.