We continue our journey in the ākāśa story – performance practice with a 6 days workshop which will be hosted at Amadubi tribal village in Jharkhand from January 21 – 27, 2023.  The workshop is open to past students of our Katha’Koli and ākāśa workshops. However, new participants are also welcome to join. 

We shall be dwelling deep into the practice of uncovering the deeper meaning of stories and to add to its aesthetic and emotional appeal for the audience, through a process of exercises, discussions and lectures. Thematically we approach the contemporary retelling of folk tales. 

We will also be witnessing live traditional Indian storytelling performance in course of the workshop. 

At the end of the workshop the participants will emerge with performances.

ākāśa (previously called Katha’Koli) is a method of story performance based on the teachings of Natyashastra & Western theatrical practices. 

ākāśa international workshop residency on story performance is a continuation of our 6 years long journey to emerge with a new way for performing and making stories. Based on Natyashastra, this method has many applications in real life for performing artists and artists in general, in pedagogy, therapy and for building stronger & healthier society & institutions. 

For more about ākāśa story performance method click on the link below.

Click on this link for testimonials from ākāśa participants

The space

Amadubi tribal village situated in Jharkhand is surrounded by forests and hills. This village is also home to many traditional tribal painters and artists.

The nearest airport is Kolkata airport or Jamsedhpur. The nearest railway station is Jamsedhpur or Ghatshila.

Process requirements

Includes movement (low to moderate intensity) & voice exercises. 

Work will be both outdoor and indoors. 

Language of instruction will be English.

Other Details

Certificates will be issued at the end of the workshop. 
The recordings of the final performances will be available. 


Dates : Jan 21 – 27, 2023

Place : Amadubi Tribal Village, Jharkhand

Accommodation : Shared accomodation. All meals (vegetarian & non veg) will be provided.

To register email sudipta@culturemonks.in or whatsapp/telegram/call : +91 8697919308 

About the facilitators

Janardan Ghosh

Janardan is a storyteller, theatre actor, scriptwriter and director, film actor. He has been involved with performing arts for over 25 years & has trained & worked with prominent international and national theatre practitioners. He holds a doctorate from RKMVERI, Belur, West Bengal. 

Sudipta Dawn

Sudipta is a theatre teacher, dramaturge, workshop designer & faciitator and producer of art events. He is involved with several international arts project. 


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