Chitralipi/Hieroglyph Workshop by Dr. Praveen Bhole (India)

Hieroglyph is an ancient Egyptian writing system that makes use of pictures to write. The session aimed at inculcating this system in theatre and movement. It was based on using the body to create a language of expression. After a few icebreaker exercises and warm-ups, the workshop was taken forward by the recitation of poems and passages by the participants. Moving ahead to the more complex exercises challenging the brain and body, the poems and passages were later used in combination to create a movement piece that engaged the brain, soul, and body. This created a piece of rhythmic movement with simple as well as exaggerated mundane actions of pushing, pulling, hugging, etc.