Jammu: Natrang’s much awaited Winter Theatre Workshop for Children-2019 was inaugurated here today at Natrang studio Theatre with the lighting of traditional lamp by Natrang Director, Balwant Thakur.
In his inaugural address, Natrang Director, Padamshree Balwant Thakur said that this unique camp would provide opportunity to children to enable them to explore their immense inner creative and artistic abilities. The timings of the camp will be 3pm to 5pm daily and the children will have the occasion to get trained under professionally trained directors including accomplished actors/directors like Neeraj Kant, Anil Tickoo, Sumeet Sharma and Gauri Thakur.
Every year Natrang gives an opportunity to children to creatively utilise their winter break with learning beyond the textbooks. Similarly this year too, Natrang is having a ten day winter camp for children where they will work on personality development, confidence building, sharpening of communication skills, acting, play making process and much more with the help of highly innovative creative games and theatre exercises. 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 learn in a child’s life. With the growing competition every teacher and parent is following the rule of thumb, to break this monotony Natrang introduces theatre to the kids which brings freshness to the child’s imagination and helps them to grow intellectually. Since every child is special, it is important that we encourage them to open up to the best of their ability by giving them confidence. Nothing can achieve that than the confidence a child gets by performing on stage.
During the winter camp, the children will learn and explore their self through highly developed theatre exercises which are in vogue in Europe and USA.
Those who attended the inaugural session of Children Winter Theatre workshop included Aaria Zia Sharma, Suhani Gupta, Abhinandan Nangla, Aahana Sharma, Chaitanya Sharma, Aditya Jadhan, Samakshya Gupta, Kushan Baliya, Palshin Dutta, Love Bali, Aditri Dewan, Samaaira Dewan, Lavanya Gupta, Arnav Gupta, Sanvi Anand, Asma Gul, Petunia Singh, Arshiya Singh, Mannan Soni, Mannat Soni, Anah Sharma, , Devish Gour, Samarth Katyal, Shristi Kapoor, Aviral Kapoor, Sujal Sharma, Soujanya Shekhar and Sanchi Dutta. Today’s inaugural session was conducted by Gauri Thakur.