Drupad Gaonkar

Pantomime

This is Blip. The Idea come alive in Mime, Dance, Art and Living.

Wrote, acted and directed in a one-act comical satire called Modern Mahabharat in May 1990. Later that month I also wrote a modern adaptation of classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty and acted in it as the Wicked Witch.

Worked in Cidade de Goa, Goa as assistant trainee steward for 6 months in 1993. For the next seven years, the Hospitality Industry took me behind service tables, reception desks, accounting counters, larder shelves and marketing trips in hotels like Whispering Palms Beach Resort, Kamat Holiday Homes and Nova Goa,

Conducted freestyle dance animation classes in Don Bosco Oratory in April 1994. Mixing the Throwback dances from the early 90s, MC Hammer Styles, popping, Street animation and Theatre the class turned unintentionally into a platform for experimentation. It is due to these classes that I was able to later share my experience with many including Miss Isabel Santa Rita Vas’s team The Mustard Seed Art Company.

Worked in the creative team of Busy Bodies Art Production Company, Goa in 1995 founded by Aftab Farooqui along with a group of Talented Performing Artists. It was during this time that I worked out a method of working around creative blocks. I called that method ACTS (Projects). This has gone to become my method of working in life.

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