• Registrations Open for InStages Theatre Company for Young Adults

    Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is happy to announce its theatre programme in InStagesa Theatre Company for Young Adults with Theatre Director Arundhati Chattopadhyaya.


    Participants will explore the fundamentals of drama in a 25-week programme. They will be guided to write scripts adapted from short stories, learn the principles of acting, movement, costume design, soundscapes and performance.


    Developed as part of Creative Cloud: Connecting Art to Life, an innovation lab designed to activate the unlimited potential & resource of the human imagination through live, interactive and animated sessions, which will be led and mentored by our experienced faculty – Keya Ann D’Souza (Choreographer), Antara Bhide (Actor), Keatan Jadhav (Theatre Practitioner), Ramita Gurav & Arti Das (Writers & Founders of Dhaee Aakhar, Goa) & Divesh Gadekar (Multimedia Artist).


    Venue: Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts

    Date: Every Saturday beginning July 2023

    Time: 3.30 to 5.30 pm

    Age Group: 11 to 16 yrs


    Limited seats!

    For more details and to register, click here

    or call: +91 97678 64206; +91 93706 75100; email: info@sgcfa.org


    Arundhati Chattopadhyaya, a graduate of St. Xavier’s College studied Bharata Natyam in Bombay, as she simultaneously pursued theatre. While in New York City, she taught dance and acted in off-Broadway experimental theatre productions. She now lives in Goa, teaching, creating projects for the community.


    Keya Ann D’Souza trained and performed as a jazz dancer for 10 years before graduating from the prestigious Attakkalari Centre for Moving Arts in Bangalore in 2009. Now lives and works in Goa, as a choreographer, teaching movement through contemporary & modern techniques.


    Antara Bhide is a theatre professional and educator, working on creating inclusive structures. Experienced in Acting, Direction as well as Design, she is currently experimenting on Drama and its relevance in Education using various theatre techniques, with an academic outlook. An assistant Professor, she teaches various elements of Performing Arts in different institutions.


    Keatan Jadhav is the founder and artistic director at Theatre Flamingo, Goa. After completing his masters in theatre, Jadhav founded TF Actors Lab in South Goa, to create a theatre space focused on children’s theatre and intensive training in performance for theatre practitioners. He has been developing acting and performance research with strong focus on the body & emotions, spatial & energetic awareness and voice. Under TF Actors Lab, Jadhav conducts theatre workshops and curates theatre festivals all over India.


    Jadhav is a recipient of mime research scholarship from Ministry of Culture.  As an actor he has performed in ITFOK (2019) and his short film A Cold Summer Night was selected in Locarno International Film Festival.


    Ramita Gurav is an associate Hindi professor at St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa. She holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary Hindi Theatre and has presented literature, theatre, and media-related papers in several state, national, and international seminars. Her work includes the Hindi translation of Konkani writer and Jnanpith awardee, Damodar Mauzo's short stories titled Swapna Premi.  She is the founding member of Dhaee Aakhar, Goa group.


    Arti Das is a freelance journalist based in Goa. Her writing mainly focuses on the art, culture, and ecology of Goa. She has completed 17 years in this profession and after working for various local English dailies, currently, she is working as a freelancer and has written for international publications like The Guardian, Atlas Obscura, Whetstone Magazine, and national publications like The Hindu, Scroll.in, Down To Earth, Mongabay-India, to name a few. In 2020, she started to blog about trees in her monthly blog ‘Trees We Love.’  She is also the co-founder of Dhaee Aakhar Goa, Mission Green Goa, Tree Walk Group Goa, and Eco Treks Goa. When she is not writing, she is busy in her garden.


    Divesh Gadekar is a multidisciplinary artist using sound, form and visuals in versatile ways. His work is deeply influenced by the rhythms and traditions of folk instruments from his native surroundings. Gadekar is a percussionist engaging with the nature and history of sounds. His lyrical inquiries into the landscape are an effort to create a sense of belonging and identity while also creating linkages between culture, people and memory. His shows include Maati – morphing landscapes at Sadhana Dell’Arte, curated by Lina Vincent, Unravelling Stories as part of EIFA Goa Chitra Museum Fellowship and Goa Familia Project by Serendipity Arts Festival. In 2018, he was awarded the Fundação Oriente Visual Arts Award.