About Us

An Applied Theatre Organization

Rangbhumi's vision is to spread joyousness, power of expression, compassion & a sense of equivalence among people through Applied Theatre Based facilitation. We work in the area of Applied Theatre with children, youths and adults.

Rangbhumi was founded with a vision of spreading joyousness, abundance, power of expression, compassion, love and a sense of equivalence amongst people. Hence, the name Rangbhumi: a happy playground. A learning space
wherein we employ approach of happy and varied colors of arts and performing art forms like Drama for Learning, Theater of Oppressed, Dance Movement Therapy, Playback Theater and Image Management.

Arts-based training can be defined as human development training, delivered through various arts disciplines to develop trust, find shared values and shift perceptions.

As an organization, we believe passionately in the power of art forms and the wondrous ability they carry for a personal transformation thereby leading to a community and societal shift in the humanism of everyday living.

Products

Drama for Learning
Theater of the Oppressed
Sociocracy
Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
Movement Therapy
Psychodrama
Story Telling
Playback Theater
Narratives and Movement
Life Coaching
Image Management
Creating Possibilities
Community Building
Importance of unlearning and relearning
Voice Projection
Gender sensitivity
Internal Journey through group meditation
Image management

In the theatre

Chetna is an Artist and Cultural entrepreneur based in India. She is the founder of Rangbhumi. Rangbhumi(2011),  started with Applied Art medium now mostly working in module designs, consultancy, facilitation for organisational cultural building. 

In her artistic practice, she creates the idea of Multipartiality in a dialogic medium, mostly by inviting conversation to engage constructively in the transformation of the social fabric. Her curiosity lies in the power and beauty of Embodied learning practices to transform the inner space of “the Stuck” (Arawana Hayashi). For the past two years, she has been engaged with multiple international artists, collectives and institutions, to create a network and space for intercultural knowledge exchanges.


Chetna is a Board member of International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN) and Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) – Board member, Women Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Education - Maharashtra, India), and an Advisory Committee member India Drama and Arts Educators Alliance.
She has been published by Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed journal and is on the review panel of RiDE - Research in Drama Education (The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance).

Roshan is an Artist and facilitator based in India. He has been a core member of Rangbhumi since 2016. He has been facilitating Applied Theatre medium Arts with schools, NGOs and Corporates. He has attended several Applied Theatre based workshops and talks. He has been part of various Online performances depicting the challenges and conflicts in  inter-personal, inter-generational and rural-urban relationships.  He has keen interest in Teacher trainings and embodiment practices

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Anurag is an intern at Rangbhumi, who's been experiencing Applied Theatre practices for 5 years. He has been an intern at Rangbhumi for 6 months. He has been a part of Teacher Training workshops, Corporate Performances, Online Events and Performances, and Integrated Applied Drama School Sessions in this 6-month period. 

 

He has done several performances as a Playback Theatre performer (Themes like Inter-generational wisdom, Peace and solidarity, Climate change and Teacher's journey)  and acted in Forum Theatre (Themes like systemic oppression in the education field and Unconscious bias at corporate spaces). He was part of the managing committee for Playback Theatre Gathering for children & youth. He is also a homeschooler, who's pursuing his education at N.I.O.S (National Institute of Open Schooling).