Press Release 

Around 250 children of age groups 8 to 17 years of the popular ‘Theatre Workshop’ participated in a grand orientation programme at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The children along with their parents enjoyed a fun introductory session with the trainers of the theatre workshop. They took part in various ice-breaking exercises which involved dance and games. They also had the opportunity to interact with the trainers during the orientation. Over the course of the workshop, the children will learn the various facets of theatre like acting, stage production, set design and behind the scene work.

Music and Dance Workshops

Other workshops in the field of Music and Dance also began today. Children learned the beats of various musical instruments like – Khartal, Tabla, Drums and Piano. Similarly, young participants underwent vocal training as well as Folk, Kathak and Contemporary dance training with eminent music and dance trainers. The trainers included – Pt. Chandra Prakash Tanwar (Vocal), Shri Pradeep Chaturvedi (Piano), Shri Kutle Khan Manganiyar (Khartal), Dr. Ankit Pareek (Tabla), Shri Puru Sharma (Drums), Ms. Kamakshi Saxena (Contemporary Dance), Shri Rajendra Rav (Folk Dance) and Ms. Taruna Jangid (Kathak).

Storytelling Workshop

In the field of Literature – ‘Let’s Talk – Workshop on Storytelling’ by Ms. Pallavi Singh fostered a love for reading in the children by way of ice-breaking and storytelling sessions. To boost their motivation, the children also read a book named ‘The Dot’ by author Peter Reynolds. After this, the children took part in the craft activity and made different objects like car, rainbow, landscape and much more using dots. Through planned activity, craft and worksheets, the workshop helped inculcate the love of reading in the children.

Visual Arts Workshops

In the field of ‘Visual Arts’ workshops like – Cartooning, Photography, Short Film Making, Portraiture and Monoprint also began today. In the ‘Brush and Paint Portraiture’ workshop by Ms. Apara Purohit children focused on understanding faces, capturing emotions as well as the core elements needed to understand objects, shapes, drawing and colours. In the ‘In Focus – An Introduction to Photography’ workshop by photojournalist, children learned about the journey of the images, beginning from cave paintings of the Stone Ages to Daguerreotypes, with slides and interesting stories, under the aegis of Mr. Himanshu Vyas. They also studied the pinhole camera and early photographic inventions.

Similarly, in the ‘Lines-Underlined Workshop on Cartoon-Caricature by cartoonist Mr. Sudhir Goswami, children were taught the basic concepts of cartooning, caricaturing and comics. In the ‘Monoprint’ workshop by printmaker, Mr. Chandra Prakash Jain children began the process of creating a single impression of an image using a re-printable block. Children keen on learning the art of film making began their hands-on training by TV actor, writer, producer Mr. Rahul Sood in the ‘Light, Camera, Action – Short Film Making workshop.

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