JAMMU, Jan 16: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Regional Office Jammu today inaugurated a five-day folk theatre workshop with the lighting of traditional lamp at their office at Talab Tillo, Jammu.
The workshop will focus on bringing about a better understanding of the intricacies of dying forms of Dogri Folk Theatre. The equal emphasis will be also on honing all essential skills encompassing solo acting, improvisation, clear articulation, building confidence for performing arts before audience, teaching dialogue delivery, singing, stage presentation, narration of stories and body language, within the framework of folk theatre etc.
Participants can gain a clear knowledge of the techniques and accents, speeches both in theory and practice. Aspiring actors can progress through the different styles, grades, genres and various forms of drama.
Aaditya Bharti, who is an alumnus of Department of Indian Theatre, Punjab University, Chandigarh and has wealth of experience in acting and direction, will be the director of the workshop and will share his experience with the young aspirants.
Spelling out details about the workshop, Regional Director ICCR, N K Shil told that ICCR is organising such type of workshops to create a space for learning for both adults and children and to encourage them to connect to folk art and to promote and preserve the rich heritage of Dogri culture. This workshop will help participants to explore and improvise rhythm, movement and music, he added.
The youngsters who are participating in the workshop include Aman Sharma, Mukesh Bakshi, Lalit Sharma, Hema Shivgotra, Pratham Sharma, Niharika Sakshi, Arun Bral, Ritik Mahajan, Priya Sharma, Aakash Sharma, Akshay Razdan, Shivam Chib, Daksh Sagoch, Vaibhav Sagoch and Sagar Koul.