Dr. Mohan Agashe
Dr. Mohan Agashe
Health & Media Consultant, Honorary Director D.A.T.E
Honorary Director, D.A.T.E. (Developing Awareness Through Entertainment
Fields of operation: Life coaching & Mental Health, Films & Theater
Audio-Visual Literacy and Cinema for Health
Dr. Mohan Agashe is a distinguished film and theatre actor as well as a trained psychiatrist. And his career consists of amazing experiences.
He thinks -“Formal Education focuses only on developing cognitive skills. It leaves out all other sensory intelligence. The arts are the space of sensory experience and intelligence – where cognition is welcome, but not alone!”
Dr. Mohan Agashe – psychiatrist, actor and producer. How did he balance the two different paths of arts and science in his life? He dissolved the dichotomy with effortless ease.
As a doctor and a theatrewallah, he soon discovered that what he thought were two parallel streams in his life, actually converged and informed each other. How?
Through his years of experience, Dr. Agashe began to understand and perceive art as a precursor to learning. He noticed that the arts sparked interest and intrigue in people’s minds, and triggered the subconscious desire to learn more about the issues dealt with in quality plays and films. Soon, studying this became his passion. And Dr. Agashe proudly started smuggling the arts into the sphere of learning and education.
How do these spaces come together in Dr. Agashe’s work? Why is it important? Why use art as a trigger for education? Does it work well? We will explore all these questions and much more with Dr. Agashe in his session. He will draw from his own journey in the arts that began with his early success in’Ghashiram Kotwal, continued into his tryst with Grips Theater, Berlin and has led him to ‘Actor-Manger & to his role as an actor-producer in the film “Astu”. He will open up fascinating world in which the love of learning begins with experiences in the arts.