In Jammu, schools are now closed for summer vacations and parents have started their hunt for the right summer camp for their children to suit their interests as well as to spend the vacations purposefully. More and more students are looking forward to summer camps, as they provide them with the opportunity to do something different from their mundane routine.
With the growing competition every teacher and parent is following the rule of thumb and to break this monotony Natrang introduces theatre to the kids which brings freshness to the child’s imagination and helps them grow intellectually. Since every child is special, it is important that one must encourage them to open up to the best of their ability by giving them confidence.
Jammu based theatre organisation Natrang provides an opportunity to children to enjoy their Summer break with learning beyond the textbooks. Natrang will have a 40 days Summer camp starting from 9th June, 2019 for children where they will learn and explore personality development, confidence building, communication skills, acting, stagecraft and much more with the help of highly latest theatre exercises developed in Europe and USA. The camp has been designed especially for the children between the age group of 6 to 14 years. Infact in the last 29 years, Natrang has produced the best of the child artists of the country through its process of training.
It is pertinent to mention here that the training module of Natrang’s Children theatre has been devised by Balwant Thakur himself, who has taken the children theatre of Jammu to the entire length and breadth of the Country.
Sharing the views on Theatre Workshops for Children, Mr Thakur says that children have immense possibilities and abilities to outshine but they are required to be explored through such highly innovative techniques of theatre and arts. They need to be infused self confidence and equipped with new tools of communication. Here is the opportunity being provided by Natrang which I would like all parents and children to avail.
As theatre requires a high degree of confidence, discipline, creativity, spontaneity, team spirit and consistence, those trained during theatre workshops imbibe the above qualities as they are trained in a highly professional manner by experts.
Said Sumeet Sharma, who started his career as a child artist and because of his keen interest and immense experience, has been giving training to Children since last 15 years. ‘Theatre Workshop provides a fertile ground to children in which their creativity grows rapidly. Other than learning directly from the sessions, they observe a lot of things indirectly which proves very beneficial for their overall growth. They increase their confidence, imagination, discipline and friend circle in such workshops’.
Aarushi Thakur Rana, who has done many productions with children quotes, ‘Theatre is a sophisticated expression of basic human needs. For children it is an instinct to mimic and to tell stories through narratives and metaphors. This innate quality in children is enhanced and polished with the help of theatre. It is vital to understand that when phrases like ‘learning is fun’ and ‘play and learn’ are quoted, we can easily think of theatre as a means to learning in a child’s life’
Natrang has been organising theatre workshop Spring Theatre workshops, Winter Theatre Workshops as a regular feature of Natrang’s activities. One can always remember Natrang’s proud artist Vrinda Gujral who brought pride for the state of Jammu and Kashmir by securing 1st runner up position in the popular TV show ‘Sabse Bada Kalakaar’ in the year 2017. The period of Summer Vacations is exclusively dedicated for Children Theatre every year by Natrang as this is the only time when the children have many days in continuity to learn, explore and improve their personalities and inner immense abilities in a fun-filled creative ambience.