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“Expression of emotions in theatre drives social awareness” SAPUC Workshop

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Mangaluru: Theatre is an excellent medium, not just of expression of emotions, but also to bring about social awareness.” opined Mr Arjun Acharya, Secretary, Journey Theatre Group, Mangaluru, in his inaugural address to the participants of the one-day theatre workshop, “Campus Theatre”: Rangadalli Naavu… Neevu.                            

Mohanraj, Association Co-ordinator, SAPUC, in his address, referred to Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ and compared our world with a theatre in which each one of us plays a definite role. Mohanraj called upon the participants not only to play their role on stage effectively but also in society by imbibing the Aloysian ideals. 

The dignitaries led by Vidhu Uchil, Director, Theatre Art Group and other members, Raghav Suri, Sudeesh and Meghana inaugurated the workshop by lighting a lamp. The student participants, Arundathi Vasanth and Ayushi welcomed the gathering and proposed the vote of thanks respectively rendered the vote of thanks. Rifah compered the inaugural programme. The planning and organizing of the workshop was done by the staff in charges of Theatre & Arts Club and Dramatics Association Reena J Monteiro, Sharada S, Sreekala Menon and Sabina Manjunatha, who were also present during the inaugural programme.

The inaugural was followed by training sessions, by Earl Rayan, Shashank Aithal and Kiran Kumar, members of the Journey Theatre Group and provided an overview of different aspects of drama and the skills and techniques a theatre artist must acquire.  

The participants gained hands-on experience through interactive activities based on music, expressions and navarasas, which enhance the theatre experience of the audience. The team members also performed scenes from plays to exhibit the finer nuances involved in acting. Vinay, a student participant, also shared his experience of the day at the end of the workshop and expressed gratitude to the resource persons for the wonderful day they had. The student participants greatly benefitted from this workshop and this exposure gave them a glimpse of the world of drama and theatre.

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