Canto Baul


10. - 11. Feb 2018


9:00 - 13:30


Residui Teatro
Centro de Artesanía de las Artes Escénicas (CAAE)
Calle de Ercilla 48
28005 Madrid, Spain

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50€, 100€

Baul Singing Workshop led by Parvathy Baul

Parvathy Baul will explain basic elements of Baul singing practice, incorporating dance and movement of the whole body. Participants will learn about the tradition through the direct experience with Parvathy and songs, which she will demonstrate during the workshop.


Parvathy Baul is a singer, painter and storyteller from West Bengal. After receiving her initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore. Her meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul order rather than an institutional degree. Since 1995 she has performed in her home state Bengal and all over India and in several international festivals, including Transit 5, 6 and 7. In 2012 Parvathy Baul organised the first women's theatre festival in India, Tantidhatri, in connection with The Magdalena Project. The festival took place in Auroville and Pondicherry and was an opportunity for women from both traditional and contemporary backgrounds to meet. In 2016 Parvathy Baul organised the second Tantidhadri festival in Bangalore. Parvathy Baul is, since 2016, participating in the Odin Teatret performance The Tree. 


It is necessary that participants arrive 10 minutes before the start and that they sit quietly during this time.

Workshop will be conducted in English. If the students need translation, they will have to inform the organization.

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Materials to bring:

  • A ballpoint pen and notebook.
  • A non-professional device (the phone is enough) to record the songs that will be studied.
  • White socks that facilitate the movement of the foot and ablility to work without shoes in the rehearsal room.
  • If you play instruments, percussion or ankle bells, bring them.