Theatre workshop for kids of Army personnel

AmritsarPosted at: May 24, 2017, 12:57 AM; last updated: May 24, 2017, 12:57 AM (IST)

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Amritsar, May 23

“Theatre is not just an entertainment or mass media tool, it also improves cognitive skills and makes a person better through mind-body coordination,” says Saajan Kapoor, theater director, actor and member of Young Malang theatre group. Young Malang will be conducting a 10-day workshop for kids of Army personnel at the Cantonment. “It will focus on their overall personality development and theatre skills, rather than teaching them about technical things. We use theatre games based on speech, expressions, conceptualisation to sharpen their minds and hone their acting skills as well,” says Saajan.
The concept of summer workshops, says Saajan, works in advantage of children as they get some break from studies to focus on the areas of their interest. “This will be the first time we will be conducting a workshop with army kids. We have kept the age groups diverse in order to keep things interesting. Children tend to open up and express freely through workshops as it allows them to think outside the box.” The workshop wil have senior theatre persons, including Shiromani Natakar Jatinder Brar, Mandeep Singh, Nazish Mann, comedy artiste Didar Gill and others sharing their experiences and conducting each session with children.

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