ICCR organizes ‘Rendezvous with Actor’

*Completes 6 years in Jammu 

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 25: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India organised a unique programme ‘Rendezvous with Actor’ featuring Vikram Sharma an alumni of Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York.
The occasion also marked the completion of six eventful years of ICCR in Jammu. Unfolding details, Regional Director ICCR, Balwant Thakur said that in just six years ICCR established new international professional standards and trends of cultural showcasing in Jammu. In this short span of time with 98 major events, ICCR established the city of Jammu as an international destination of vibrant cultural happenings.
He claimed that in last six years, 11 international groups visited Jammu and mesmerised audiences with world performances. The first in the series to come from outside India was the dances of Zambia. This followed the presentations dances of Laos by the artists of Republic of Laos, Jaaz concert by Poland, music and dances of Malaysia, narrative traditions of Spain, folk music of Bangladesh, dances of Sri Lanka, the percussions of Belgium, Santoor recital by Bee Seavers of Germany, dances of Mauritius and finally came the music of Tunisia.
Today’s Rendezvous session with internationally trained actor Vikram Sharma started with an interactive session where light was put on the areas which are essential and where we are lacking in the actors training. How it is absolutely necessary for actors to get training, what’s wrong with the present way of working of most of the actors. Vikram is a working actor who has experience of working in both New York and India. He is involved in the work of teaching and exploration and is also regular member of visiting faculty at National school of Drama,New Delhi.
Senior theatre practioners and young aspiring actors who participated in this day long programme had a wonderful occasion to expose themselves to the new emerging trends of actors training and self exploration. Prominent amongst those who were part of this important session included AS Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Makhan Lal Saraf, Suresh Kumar, Madan Rangeela, Subash Jamwal, Naveen Chopra, Anil Tickoo, Sunita Pandit, Sumeet Sharma, Vijay Malla, MG Padha, SP Sharma and Sourav Verma.


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